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Government telling pain management doctors what they are "allowed" to prescribe
By October 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm 4,720 120 6
Here in Florida, the pain management doctors are now having to decrease the amount of narcotics they prescribe for each person due to interferance from the government. According to the PA at my pain management doctors office, starting next month they will no longer be allowed to prescribe more than 6 oxycodone per day for anyone, no matter what their condition. Is it just me, or does anyone else think that this is something that the government has no right to dictate to the doctors? Where did they get their medical degrees from? I know my doctor bases what he prescribes on the severity of each patients documented condition, he doesn't just give everyone the same amount of everything. I also heard a rumor (and I don't know if this one is true) that the next part of this is going to be that the will only be allowed to prescribe one Schedule II drug (like Morphine or oxycodone) and any prn drugs will have to be something like Vicodin. I understand that they're trying to fight a drug war in this country, but to take medication away from the people who really need it is ludicrous. Any comments?