You, doctor, are an idiot. First, you don’t treat pain we’ll enough and need to give more narcotics (circa 2000). Now, you treat pain too much and people are getting addicted to the medication (now). This is the mentality of the government, insurance companies, and even the AMA/AAFP. It just has to be the doctors’ fault. Other then the pill mills, has there really been proof that doctors are that atrocious in giving pain medication? I am not talking about an isolated case but an actually study? Well, I would doubt it but when does evidence matter when you can make doctors scapegoats. This just in:
- The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents.
- The review comes as regulators disclosed that the number of doctors who completed voluntary training programs is less than half that targeted by the agency.
How patronizing is this? We are treated like morons who need “safety” courses. And they wonder why anyone wants to volunteer to spend their precious time doing this BS?
Oh, and as a side note, I know of hardly any doctor who WANTS to prescribe narcotics. It is a royal pain in the ass. And now you want to make it harder? Or take that responsibility away from? Ow, twist my arm.