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Pain Management and the DEA

MrGrouchMMrGrouch Posts: 108
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:57 AM in Pain Management
Hello
I have been doing a lot of research on why doctors in my area are terrified they will loose there license if they prescibe you any opiod. I have talked to about 10 doctors and about 5 nurses ( mostly in a hospital). Read numorous posts on various forums by doctors ( including pain management doctors).

The concensus is that the DEA has absolute power over there license and there career. As many put it, and it's a sad truth," Doing right by your paitent has a good chance of ending your career and possibly landing you in jail".in one and I qoute " Everytime I write a prescription for an opiod I risk my career and possible freedom".

Now I do not contest the DEA for what they are doing but I know from expereince the Oxycontin for a freind was stolen by his nephew and the same guy stole my emergency Hydrocodone out of my glove box ( lucky it was only 3 pills). So as usual who gets punished for this? the doctors and the patients.

I am now looking to find a way, a mechinisum, or some sort of safegaurd that I can get the medication prescribed and the doctor can be relitivly safe from the DEA.

If any of you have any info or feedback please post them. I can not say directly but I just got a part time job after 2.5 years of being unemployed and unable to work. This job is for the armed services and they are sticklers for any medication use. So a lot of explaining to the guys in sunglasses.

Thanks
Oscar T. Grouch in MD.
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Comments

  • So happy for you that you found something part time, that is wonderful.
    I have found no more information then you on this subject, but I am still researching. Kind of made me mad when My doctor of years acted like he couldn't give me a narcotic almost seemed like he thought I was a drug dealer... He said with my condition because it was chronic I needed to go to PM doctor. Then he explained I was so shocked and apologized for putting him in that place and getting upset.
    I am still researching the topic tho, because honestly I as the patient would be more comfortable having my doctor of years who knows me prescribing me strong narcotics then a doctor who doesn't know me at all even after they read my file.
    Thanks
    Sheryl
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