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(Snopes)   Just how bad is the opioid crisis in America? Police in Arkansas are warning customers to wipe off grocery cart handles due to potential Fentanyl residue. UPDATE: Debunked by Snopes   ( snopes.com) divider line
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2017-11-09 04:03:22 PM  
If you werent doing it before, then you obviously do not have good hygiene.

Or you really like traces of feces. Whatever floats yer boat, I guess.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2017-11-09 04:19:32 PM  
I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
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2017-11-09 04:56:11 PM  

vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
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Those are diodes.
 
2017-11-09 06:02:59 PM  
What if I like fentanyl residue?
 
2017-11-09 06:04:04 PM  
Oh, and Fentanyl Residue is the name of my bluegrass Pearl Jam cover band.
 
2017-11-09 06:05:58 PM  

Barfmaker: vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
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Those are diodes.


You mean we're not talking about a poem praising Ron Howard?
 
2017-11-09 06:06:08 PM  
The phone calls from the residue are coming from inside the house!
 
2017-11-09 06:06:19 PM  
Helps bring me down after getting high from simply handling $20 bills.
 
2017-11-09 06:07:40 PM  

Barfmaker: vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
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Those are diodes.


No, no, you take the drugs to kill the terrible pain in all the diodes down your left hand side
 
2017-11-09 06:08:20 PM  
Is this like herpes from a toilet seat?
 
2017-11-09 06:08:23 PM  
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2017-11-09 06:09:10 PM  

Barfmaker: vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
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Those are diodes.


So they can only be heard during the day?
 
2017-11-09 06:10:59 PM  
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2017-11-09 06:11:28 PM  
It's so bad people can't even spell it anymore!
 
2017-11-09 06:12:06 PM  
Be prepared to see addicts licking shopping cart handles
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2017-11-09 06:17:06 PM  
Intelligence agencies are behind the fentanyl crisis.  Y'all need to understand that.
 
2017-11-09 06:18:05 PM  
My friend Becky died that way. She was trying to get high off a shopping cart and died. Don't be like Becky.

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2017-11-09 06:20:13 PM  

cman: If you werent doing it before, then you obviously do not have good hygiene.

Or you really like traces of feces. Whatever floats yer boat, I guess.


Uh huh, sure thing Mr. Hughes.
 
2017-11-09 06:20:14 PM  
I'll stick with licking hundred dollar bills.
 
2017-11-09 06:20:15 PM  

girlygirlmpls: Be prepared to see addicts licking shopping cart handles
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Thanks to nijika, I was!!!!
 
2017-11-09 06:21:02 PM  
This opioid press pisses me off.  I have a history of back spasms.

My doctor used to give me 10 vicodin per month to use judiciously.  10 was about right.  Few enough that I never took them when I didn't need them, but enough to get me through bad days.  Now I haven't had a prescription for a couple years, and I've been angry with her several times per month.

Now?  I sprained my ankle running.  I went, got checked out to make sure it wasn't broken.  Did not ask for meds because I want to use the ankle pain as a gauge to see how it is healing.  After 5 days of limping, it through out my lower back.  I asked for 6 pills until I could get to my chiropractor.  She asked me to schedule a follow up visit, and maybe.

Now, between cost of appointment and cost of missing work, a doctor appointment costs me about $500.  I refuse to have $1000 in a sprained ankle.

I told her it was wonderful that I could pay for her advice but insane that I needed to pay for her permission.  For a medically acceptable use of a drug.  That should cost about $5.  This is not 1952 Korea, and it should not be easier for me to get medicine from a drug dealer than from my pharmacist.

Thank you opioid epidemic.
 
2017-11-09 06:21:32 PM  
I don't know about shopping carts, but I was talking to a cop in the K-9 unit recently, and he said that they no longer put the dogs inside cars for searches. Too many overdoses from sniffing fentanyl.
 
2017-11-09 06:22:11 PM  
Good job, pillbillies.
 
2017-11-09 06:22:38 PM  
I only grab shopping carts with oven mitts.
 
2017-11-09 06:24:44 PM  

bughunter: What if I like fentanyl residue?


Exactly.  Have you seen the cost of groceries for teens???
 
2017-11-09 06:26:49 PM  
Historically, most Opie crises have been solved with a wholesome lecture from Dad.
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2017-11-09 06:29:14 PM  
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2017-11-09 06:32:51 PM  
That is nonsense. Yes, you can pick up fentanyl or other things from surfaces, but that hasn't been reported to have happened outside homes or buildings in which fentanly was used, or sold.

Few fentanyl abusers are going to the grocery store after doing drugs. Stop worrying about the bogeyman.

If you are worried about catching germs or opiates, wash your hands properly. I bet you don't do that. ( see the CDC guidelines here https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-h​ow-handwashing.html ). They don't mention get the paper towel with dirty hands if it isn't automatic. The crank or button will soil your just washed hands.

Finally, if you use a public bathroom, after you've washed your hands save the towel to open the door, then toss it away. Think of all the people who've just used the toilet who don't wash and then pull the bathroom door open to leave.

If they only have air dryers and you have to pull the door open, well then you're screwed.

You pick up germs not just from the shopping cart, but from everything you touch. The common denominator is your hands. You touch germy stuff with your hands and then touch your face, mouth, eyes, or nose. You're moving the germs to your mucous membranes which is like the playground for them, they love your nice warm, moist mucous membranes.

If you want to take the cleaning wipes in the store, feel free, but use them on your hands as you shop, not on the cart. Heck better yet grab one as you leave - just don't go eating free samples, picking your nose or jamming a finger in your eye while you shop. Get your stuff, wipe your hands and then go home with clean hands.
 
2017-11-09 06:34:51 PM  

Coconice: This opioid press pisses me off.  I have a history of back spasms.

My doctor used to give me 10 vicodin per month to use judiciously.  10 was about right.  Few enough that I never took them when I didn't need them, but enough to get me through bad days.  Now I haven't had a prescription for a couple years, and I've been angry with her several times per month.

Now?  I sprained my ankle running.  I went, got checked out to make sure it wasn't broken.  Did not ask for meds because I want to use the ankle pain as a gauge to see how it is healing.  After 5 days of limping, it through out my lower back.  I asked for 6 pills until I could get to my chiropractor.  She asked me to schedule a follow up visit, and maybe.

Now, between cost of appointment and cost of missing work, a doctor appointment costs me about $500.  I refuse to have $1000 in a sprained ankle.

I told her it was wonderful that I could pay for her advice but insane that I needed to pay for her permission.  For a medically acceptable use of a drug.  That should cost about $5.  This is not 1952 Korea, and it should not be easier for me to get medicine from a drug dealer than from my pharmacist.

Thank you opioid epidemic.


Take motrin and tylenol together, they work synergistically. There was a recent study about using them in the ER and the pain relief was similar to opiates.
 
2017-11-09 06:35:40 PM  
Fentanyl has for the most part made my life a lot more tolerable. Five herniated discs and the associated pain that goes with it. Take 10mg oxycodone for the breakthrough pain and 25mcg/hr fentanyl patches every 72 hours. If not for that i would just be curled up and crying in my bed all the time. I seriously doubt that that a small amount of fentanyl on a shopping cart would do much of anything. This is more fearmongering than anything IMO. I have posted on this subject almost every time it comes up so it is probably familar to some of you. Opioids are useful for conditions other hospice or pallative care....
 
2017-11-09 06:37:16 PM  
Police in Arkansas: We're morons and we say things to scare you
 
2017-11-09 06:39:36 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Barfmaker: vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
[img.fark.net image 351x326]

Those are diodes.

Diodes are a parasitic flatworm, that's a picture of a cathode.


NO..A Cathode is a self actualization..That's an Anode...
 
2017-11-09 06:40:25 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Barfmaker: vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
[img.fark.net image 351x326]

Those are diodes.

Diodes are a parasitic flatworm, that's a picture of a cathode.


Cathodes are what they put in people in the hospital so they can relive themselves without getting out of bed. You're thinking of a Carpathia.
 
2017-11-09 06:41:18 PM  

Coconice: This opioid press pisses me off.  I have a history of back spasms.

My doctor used to give me 10 vicodin per month to use judiciously.  10 was about right.  Few enough that I never took them when I didn't need them, but enough to get me through bad days.  Now I haven't had a prescription for a couple years, and I've been angry with her several times per month.

Now?  I sprained my ankle running.  I went, got checked out to make sure it wasn't broken.  Did not ask for meds because I want to use the ankle pain as a gauge to see how it is healing.  After 5 days of limping, it through out my lower back.  I asked for 6 pills until I could get to my chiropractor.  She asked me to schedule a follow up visit, and maybe.

Now, between cost of appointment and cost of missing work, a doctor appointment costs me about $500.  I refuse to have $1000 in a sprained ankle.

I told her it was wonderful that I could pay for her advice but insane that I needed to pay for her permission.  For a medically acceptable use of a drug.  That should cost about $5.  This is not 1952 Korea, and it should not be easier for me to get medicine from a drug dealer than from my pharmacist.

Thank you opioid epidemic.


Right there with you. I used to get a tiny prescription of Norco for migraines after trying every other drug on the market to treat them. Think fetal position for 9 hours at a time. Made a huge difference to just take a pill at onset and rest, usually allowing me to work the next day. Now my doctor requires that for an opioid prescription I must go through a battery of tests that my insurance (at $400 per month) will not cover, as well as an office visit for every refill. The end result is I've stopped taking them, missed more work, and generally been more miserable.
 
2017-11-09 06:43:28 PM  

Coconice: This opioid press pisses me off.  I have a history of back spasms.

My doctor used to give me 10 vicodin per month to use judiciously.  10 was about right.  Few enough that I never took them when I didn't need them, but enough to get me through bad days.  Now I haven't had a prescription for a couple years, and I've been angry with her several times per month.

Now?  I sprained my ankle running.  I went, got checked out to make sure it wasn't broken.  Did not ask for meds because I want to use the ankle pain as a gauge to see how it is healing.  After 5 days of limping, it through out my lower back.  I asked for 6 pills until I could get to my chiropractor.  She asked me to schedule a follow up visit, and maybe.

Now, between cost of appointment and cost of missing work, a doctor appointment costs me about $500.  I refuse to have $1000 in a sprained ankle.

I told her it was wonderful that I could pay for her advice but insane that I needed to pay for her permission.  For a medically acceptable use of a drug.  That should cost about $5.  This is not 1952 Korea, and it should not be easier for me to get medicine from a drug dealer than from my pharmacist.

Thank you opioid epidemic.


I used to have back issues too.  I finally bit the bullet and got serious about losing weight and building core muscle.  Back problems are now solved.
 
2017-11-09 06:45:48 PM  

Ruthven13: Fentanyl has for the most part made my life a lot more tolerable. Five herniated discs and the associated pain that goes with it. Take 10mg oxycodone for the breakthrough pain and 25mcg/hr fentanyl patches every 72 hours. If not for that i would just be curled up and crying in my bed all the time. I seriously doubt that that a small amount of fentanyl on a shopping cart would do much of anything. This is more fearmongering than anything IMO. I have posted on this subject almost every time it comes up so it is probably familar to some of you. Opioids are useful for conditions other hospice or pallative care....


When prescribed and consumed properly, yes. But far too many doctors set themselves up as pill mills, churning out pain medication prescriptions like they were selling Tic-Tacs to people with bad breath, to people who has as much use for those pain pills as a healthy person had for a herniated liver, all to make a buck off the insurance industry.
 
2017-11-09 06:47:59 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Barfmaker: vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
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Those are diodes.

Diodes are a parasitic flatworm, that's a picture of a cathode.


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2017-11-09 06:48:09 PM  
How's that war on drugs working out?
 
2017-11-09 06:48:52 PM  
My local news keeps calling it Fenatol, every damn time.
 
2017-11-09 06:50:00 PM  
FFS.
 
2017-11-09 06:50:22 PM  
Carpathia are rugs for castles. The word you want is pathogen.
 
2017-11-09 06:51:16 PM  

cman: If you werent doing it before, then you obviously do not have good hygiene.

Or you really like traces of feces. Whatever floats yer boat, I guess.


As a kid, my dad made us eat dirt to improve our immune systems. I figure boogers and assmatter probably do the same thing. Opiods, not so much.
 
2017-11-09 06:56:24 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Vaginosilicosis: Barfmaker: vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
[img.fark.net image 351x326]

Those are diodes.

Diodes are a parasitic flatworm, that's a picture of a cathode.

NO..A Cathode is a self actualization..That's an Anode...


Are you positive?
 
2017-11-09 07:00:23 PM  

Coconice: For a medically acceptable use of a drug. That should cost about $5. This is not 1952 Korea, and it should not be easier for me to get medicine from a drug dealer than from my pharmacist.


In 1952 Korea you could have gotten morphine fairly easily.

/of course you would have been shot/shrapneled first so that may not be the way to go...
 
2017-11-09 07:06:10 PM  
White people have lost their Goddamn mind
 
2017-11-09 07:14:02 PM  

Coconice: This opioid press pisses me off.  I have a history of back spasms.

My doctor used to give me 10 vicodin per month to use judiciously.  10 was about right.  Few enough that I never took them when I didn't need them, but enough to get me through bad days.  Now I haven't had a prescription for a couple years, and I've been angry with her several times per month.

Now?  I sprained my ankle running.  I went, got checked out to make sure it wasn't broken.  Did not ask for meds because I want to use the ankle pain as a gauge to see how it is healing.  After 5 days of limping, it through out my lower back.  I asked for 6 pills until I could get to my chiropractor.  She asked me to schedule a follow up visit, and maybe.

Now, between cost of appointment and cost of missing work, a doctor appointment costs me about $500.  I refuse to have $1000 in a sprained ankle.

I told her it was wonderful that I could pay for her advice but insane that I needed to pay for her permission.  For a medically acceptable use of a drug.  That should cost about $5.  This is not 1952 Korea, and it should not be easier for me to get medicine from a drug dealer than from my pharmacist.

Thank you opioid epidemic.


CBD tincture.

Sucks to be you if you live in a prohibitionist state.
 
2017-11-09 07:22:17 PM  
caddisfly:

Right there with you. I used to get a tiny prescription of Norco for migraines after trying every other drug on the market to treat them. Think fetal position for 9 hours at a time. Made a huge difference to just take a pill at onset and rest, usually allowing me to work the next day. Now my doctor requires that for an opioid prescription I must go through a battery of tests that my insurance (at $400 per month) will not cover, as well as an office visit for every refill. The end result is I've stopped taking them, missed more work, and generally been more miserable.

She's had me try a jillian things.  I will agree that a great deal of my back pain is due to stress, not an injury. She's had me try Ativan and Xanax.  Both made me tired but didn't loosen up my back.  She's had me try maybe a half dozen different muscle relaxers.  All bad.  She wanted me to try some antidepressant, I think it was Cymbalta and the side effects scared the shiat out of me.

I get that it is addictive, but several years of extremely moderate use indicates that it has not been a problem for me.  We have a cheap, reliable, consistent fix.  I don't see the problem.

I'm kind of a fitness junky, Tony Horton follower.  There is nobody that cares more about my quality of life and long term health than I do.  It just pisses me off that this is a thing.

This is like me not being able to buy cake because there is an obesity problem.  Or like me not being able to get a credit card because the State of Illinois cannot pay its bills.

I've had a lot of time to think about it lately.  Specifically when I pulled a muscle 2 weeks ago moving a window air conditioning unit.  The feeling I have is "offended."  I am deeply offended about my current medical care.

I've never thought about shopping for a doctor before but I think I'm going to.  Now, because of this shiat, I'm going to look like a pill head on a quest for a high.  I've probably been prescribed 150 pills over the last 12 years.  I used to drink, but now I do not.  I do nothing that impairs me.

What is the problem?
 
2017-11-09 07:24:59 PM  

Barfmaker: vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
[img.fark.net image 351x326]

Those are diodes.


Being a ham op and into electronics, I got a kick out of your post.

/Resistance is Futile
//OHMMMMMMMMMMMM
 
2017-11-09 07:25:27 PM  

caddisfly: Coconice: This opioid press pisses me off.  I have a history of back spasms.

My doctor used to give me 10 vicodin per month to use judiciously.  10 was about right.  Few enough that I never took them when I didn't need them, but enough to get me through bad days.  Now I haven't had a prescription for a couple years, and I've been angry with her several times per month.

Now?  I sprained my ankle running.  I went, got checked out to make sure it wasn't broken.  Did not ask for meds because I want to use the ankle pain as a gauge to see how it is healing.  After 5 days of limping, it through out my lower back.  I asked for 6 pills until I could get to my chiropractor.  She asked me to schedule a follow up visit, and maybe.

Now, between cost of appointment and cost of missing work, a doctor appointment costs me about $500.  I refuse to have $1000 in a sprained ankle.

I told her it was wonderful that I could pay for her advice but insane that I needed to pay for her permission.  For a medically acceptable use of a drug.  That should cost about $5.  This is not 1952 Korea, and it should not be easier for me to get medicine from a drug dealer than from my pharmacist.

Thank you opioid epidemic.

Right there with you. I used to get a tiny prescription of Norco for migraines after trying every other drug on the market to treat them. Think fetal position for 9 hours at a time. Made a huge difference to just take a pill at onset and rest, usually allowing me to work the next day. Now my doctor requires that for an opioid prescription I must go through a battery of tests that my insurance (at $400 per month) will not cover, as well as an office visit for every refill. The end result is I've stopped taking them, missed more work, and generally been more miserable.


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2017-11-09 07:33:56 PM  

Barfmaker: vpb: I like how you can cut opiodes in half and they are all sparkly inside.
[img.fark.net image 351x326]

Those are diodes.


Anything can be a diode, if you're brave enough.
 
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