An entry to in the AARP  and a post in the Facebook’s group “Living with Multiple Sclerosis Worldwide” got our attention.
It’s about the painkiller in development called Zohydro. In a nutshell, this drug would contain highly addictive painkiller hydrocodone. Zohydro is manufactured by Zogenix, from San Diego, CA
The Media are up in arms and warning about the risk of abuse.Quoting the AARP:
“…Critics say they are troubled because of the dark side that has accompanied the boom in sales of narcotic painkillers: Murders, pharmacy robberies and millions of dollars lost by hospitals that must treat overdose victims..”
The AARP continues lamenting at the social cost of addiction, without too much empathy for the person in pain.
I am sorry, but the AARP’s position did not come out of the blue. It is in lockstep with the Obama administration and reflects the liberal left’s obsession with providing the nation with cradle to grave nanny state supervision at the expense of individual civil liberties. Here the case is more obvious than ever…
Paraphrasing the liberal Government’s voice: “We, the Government have the right, and duty to tell you what is good for you, whether you disagree or not, to weigh the possible social cost of your pain relief. And stop your pain induced screaming because, we, the state are more worried about the politically correct common good than about your pain, or individual rights.
Follow the link  of the AARP It will provide you with the comments of patients on high pain outraged at the AARP for working diligently to deprive them from the relief they need.
Quoting two of them:
“…As a person dealing daily, if not hourly, severe pain due to severe spinal stinosis. If you take these medications from me and other like me, you are consigning us to excruciating pain. Is that what you would wand for you, your mother, dad, etc?…”
“…As a chronic back pain sufferer, I am appalled that people would even think of depriving those of us with the need for these types of medications, because there are some who abuse them. I have been on opiates such as morphine, as well as Oxycontin and others. I have never, not one time in all these years have I abused them. Don’t punish those of us who use our medications properly, because of those who abuse it. They will find another avenue to satisfy their habit, and then we, the real need people, are screwed…
Do we need to say more?