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law against how much narcotics can be subscribed?

Started by Bob K. on 04/17/2019 7:07pm

Is there a law against the amount of oxycodone a doctor can prescribe? My doctor said the government made him cut my pain medicine back.
Now I have to cut the pills in half and take a half a pill at before bedtime and now I wake up in the middle of the night when my back, leg and nerve pain go up.

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I have not seen it written anywhere.
Jim

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Each state creates laws about prescribing limits for pain meds!

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What state are you from? I am from PA and many chronic pain patients are having a very difficult time controlling their pain due to these changes in the laws for opioids. There needs to be a very needed discussion about acute versus chronic pain. The many chronic pain patients in many states are getting a raw deal and are suffering due to a bunch of state and federal bureaucrats who don’t have a clue about debilitating pain!!

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In short, yes. My Dr told me it was a new thing and the max dose the government is demanding is the equivalent of 50mg of oxycodone in 24 hrs. Also, in the next 7-10 years, narcotics will only be prescribed for cancer and or post operative pain.

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There sure is, got hit hard with that one. There are plenty of alternatives to strong narcotics. We will never see a day where they go back to handing out Oxy the way they had been these last ten years. Find other methods to help your body avoid as many nerve flare ups as possible. There is no fighting this one anymore after congress stepped in.

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If it was the politicians or doctors in chronic pain it would be different now wouldn't it. Some states are allowing medical marijuana but not legal by federal gov. Follow the money. Who is benefiting? It's easier to see when you are awake.

I can't try medical pot because it would show on urine test and then they won't give the narcotics which is what helps me the most so I won't even chance it. Plus medicare won't pay for it. They cover the narcotics.

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i was told it has something to do with how mg a day you can take. they took soma away and reduced the opiate as well.. sleep ? not happening. what they have reduced is making my life more difficult to manage. pain level has increased but I do not feel thy read that. the old story.. who ends up suffering?

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Nightengale90, You are right about Pennsylvania, this year they are really tightening up. I have taken the same dose for many years, my doctors are very good, they are trying to get me to be able to take the same dose. Life is rough.

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