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(The Eagle Tribune)   Driving under the influence of ibuprofen is now a crime in New Hampshire   (eagletribune.com) divider line 28
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2013-01-13 01:16:42 PM
3 votes:
Guess which state has found a new means of generating revenue?
2013-01-13 09:25:43 AM
3 votes:
If you're getting a buzz from ibuprofen, maybe you shouldn't take it.
2013-01-13 04:03:20 PM
2 votes:
Ibuprofen (Advil) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) do NOT cause drowsiness. I'd happily represent someone arrested for DUI for taking either of these substances and getting that quashed.

That said, there are plenty of OTC drugs out there which do cause drowsiness. Anything with Diphenhydramine (old-school anti-allergy drugs) or Doxylamine (Nyquil) can cause rather potent drowsiness. If a person takes these drugs and falls asleep on the wheel, then sure, charge them with a DUI.
2013-01-13 02:27:49 PM
2 votes:

ReapTheChaos:
Got a migraine headache? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.


To be honest, I'm pretty much impaired when I have a migraine. Migraines affect my vision and speech and make me way too sensitive to light and noise. Oh, and then I have to deal with headache pain and acute nausea, too.

No, I won't drive with a migraine. Too dangerous.
2013-01-13 02:11:48 PM
2 votes:
FTA: "We still need articulable suspicion for a stop," Caron said, as he stifled a laugh. "We need probable cause and evidence of some influence. Bwahahaha, sorry, I can't say that any more with a straight face. But seriously, we'll arrest your ass for any reason or no reason at all."

Fixed that.
2013-01-14 12:27:30 PM
1 votes:

martid4: I wish hallucinogenics were sold over the counter.

/just saying


www.wired.com
Drink 1-2 bottles. You will see some shiat man.
2013-01-13 05:44:35 PM
1 votes:

Bored Horde: ReapTheChaos: Bored Horde: ReapTheChaos: This has to be the stupidest shiat I've seen in a while, what's next?

Didn't get a good night sleep? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Ate some bad Chinese food and you feel like puking? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Got a migraine headache? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Bad allergies and your eyes are watering? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.

Where the fark would something like this end?

"These over-the-counter medicines have cautions that say this may cause drowsiness and that you should not be driving," said Rep. Gary Azarian"

Most of those warning are simply there for legal reasons, just because 1 in 10,000 users reported drowsiness doesn't mean the medication isn't safe for use.

If your ability to drive is impaired by tiredness, illness, or injury, you are in fact impaired. You're endangering other people. You deserve the charge because you've broken the law.

So you've never driven to work with a hangover, cold, flu or after not getting enough sleep the night before? Right...

My point is, we're heading down a slippery slope if we start categorizing this sort of thing under driving while impaired. I'm fine with some moron who drank two bottles of cough syrup to get high, but by going after your average person using the medication as directed we will be putting a huge group of people into that category.

If you fail the road-side impairment test, you shouldn't be driving. Simple as that.


You don't have to fail it. The cop just has to say you failed it.
2013-01-13 05:09:06 PM
1 votes:
I get ocular migraines from time to time, and if I'm driving, I find a safe place to pull over and close my eyes until the neon snakes have finished swimming across by eyeballs.

Here's the thing, if you are not up for driving - don't.
2013-01-13 04:58:54 PM
1 votes:
When I was in air traffic control you had to report any OTC drugs you were on before taking position. IIRC if you were on ibuprofen you couldn't work solo on position. But that was a dinky little VFR tower.
2013-01-13 04:24:01 PM
1 votes:

Lord Farkwad: GBB: St_Francis_P: If you're getting a buzz from ibuprofen, maybe you shouldn't take it. that ain't ibuprofen.

Three 200mg ibuprofen tabs and one of these helps the pain go away.
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That is wonderful stuff.  I had it after I had a broken molar removed.  I didn't give one F--K about the crater in my jaw about 10 minutes after I popped one.

Driving would have been a poor idea.  An evening with Netflix was just spiffy.
2013-01-13 03:30:03 PM
1 votes:

Amos Quito: pla: Amos Quito : Well, to be fair, ibuprofen often causes unexpected stomach bleeding

Erm, no. No, it does not.

It causes entirely predictable stomach bleeding after taking high doses of it for a long time. As in months or years.


You should have read my link:

"Results of a small, retrospective analysis published today in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology show that significant GI bleeding can be observed as early as three days after starting an ibuprofen regimen in otherwise healthy people--giving credence to the belief that high doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), no matter the safety profile, are likely to cause gastrointestinal bleeding that can be harmful to the digestive system."


My comment was intended to be a joke on New Hampshire's latest knee-jerk anti-drug spasms.

The stomach bleeds from NSAIDS, however, are no joke. The cause an astounding number of deaths and injuries every year.


That's kinda scary.

Then again, I can't have NSAIDs anyway 'cause of my antidepressant. (But it does make cramps a nuisance and a half because the only thing I can take for them that isn't contraindicated with my meds is acetaminophen, and that doesn't work very well.)
2013-01-13 02:50:30 PM
1 votes:

SwiftFox: I'm pretty sure if you know, or should know, that if you're really impaired by a case of the flu or something, that you come under this too. In which case ibuprofen would probably make you less impaired with pain and fever.


There's the next step:  driving while impaired by illness.  Should lead to some interesting conflicts with disability laws.
2013-01-13 02:45:07 PM
1 votes:
UK law makes the offence to 'drive whilst unfit through drink or drugs'. That makes no distinction between illegal, prescription, self-medicated or any other option of drugs.

The oddity being that if you are prescribed (say) anti-psychotics that keep you stable, you are OK to drive with them. If you decide not to take your meds you go crazy but as it's the lack of drugs, no offence - carry on.
2013-01-13 02:32:57 PM
1 votes:
Kind of a stupid law. I have serious spring/summer allergies. I need to take antihistamine, steroid and eye drops otherwise it's tear my own eyes out.

If I don't I'll be a wet mess. Eyes red and watering, nose running, etc. Yes, nature is pretty toxic to me.
2013-01-13 02:24:57 PM
1 votes:

GBB: St_Francis_P: If you're getting a buzz from ibuprofen, maybe you shouldn't take it. that ain't ibuprofen.


Three 200mg ibuprofen tabs and one of these helps the pain go away.
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GBB
2013-01-13 02:09:28 PM
1 votes:

Nickninja: "Even if you pass a sobriety test," Stevens said, "if your eyes look red and you say you have a cold and you took NyQuil or Sudafed, you can be arrested for that."

If I visit someone who has cats and don't take my Claritin-D (which contains pseudoephedrine) I am not safe to drive at all. What with the barely being able to open my eyes due to itchiness. The law needs to be written more carefully than that.


"Not so, police officials say."
2013-01-13 02:09:01 PM
1 votes:
Is this some ploy to rape old people of their money and freedom?
2013-01-13 02:07:56 PM
1 votes:
"Even if you pass a sobriety test," Stevens said, "if your eyes look red and you say you have a cold and you took NyQuil or Sudafed, you can be arrested for that."

If I visit someone who has cats and don't take my Claritin-D (which contains pseudoephedrine) I am not safe to drive at all. What with the barely being able to open my eyes due to itchiness. The law needs to be written more carefully than that.
2013-01-13 02:02:44 PM
1 votes:
This has to be the stupidest shiat I've seen in a while, what's next?

Didn't get a good night sleep? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Ate some bad Chinese food and you feel like puking? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Got a migraine headache? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.
Bad allergies and your eyes are watering? You're impaired, that's an arrestable offence.

Where the fark would something like this end?

"These over-the-counter medicines have cautions that say this may cause drowsiness and that you should not be driving," said Rep. Gary Azarian"

Most of those warning are simply there for legal reasons, just because 1 in 10,000 users reported drowsiness doesn't mean the medication isn't safe for use.
2013-01-13 02:01:14 PM
1 votes:
Whatever, tools. I don't care what anyone thinks, I drive better after I have a couple Advil.
2013-01-13 01:54:23 PM
1 votes:
"We still need articulable suspicion for a stop," Caron said. "We need probable cause and evidence of some influence."

Roadblocks don't exist in NH?

/still don't know how the SCOTUS ruled they aren't a violation of the 4th
pla
2013-01-13 01:54:13 PM
1 votes:
Amos Quito : Well, to be fair, ibuprofen often causes unexpected stomach bleeding

Erm, no. No, it does not.

It causes entirely predictable stomach bleeding after taking high doses of it for a long time. As in months or years.

Popping a pair of Advil every few weeks won't cause GI bleeds. And you'll notice the killer "heartburn" long before you start getting woozy from blood loss.
2013-01-13 01:53:17 PM
1 votes:
Man, if you can't pass a field sobriety test, you shouldn't be driving anyways.
2013-01-13 01:49:06 PM
1 votes:
New Hampshire. It's the "Live free or you die" state.
2013-01-13 01:48:55 PM
1 votes:
Kind of a stupid headline.
2013-01-13 01:47:52 PM
1 votes:

Nothing To See Here: Is " ibuprofen " a new Apple product?

I'm off to stand in line . . . .


No, that would be iBuprofen. Apple invented and has tradmarked the letter "I" and "i". They'll sue your ass if you use them without permission.
2013-01-13 01:47:15 PM
1 votes:

Indolent: Guess which state has found a new means of generating revenue?


As long as this means I don't have to start paying a state income tax, I'm all for it. And if someone causes an accident because they're impaired, it doesn't really matter if it was weed, beer, or cold medicine that caused it.
2013-01-13 11:03:21 AM
1 votes:
If you're so square and stupid enough to tell a cop you took ibuprofen, you deserve the pop.
 
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