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.
Oscar T. Grouch in MD.