Pubdate: Mon, 11 Mar 2002
Source: Pensacola News Journal (FL)
Copyright: 2002 The Pensacola News Journal
Author: Dave Michon
Bookmark: (Oxycontin)


Regarding the political posing over pain medications like OxyContin, 
I suggest we completely ban such substances - but only if the patient 
is such as Russ Edgar, because it is obvious that they have no 
feelings in the first place and would therefore not be harmed like 
the rest of us mere mortals.

These OxyContin witch trials are hurting people who livein pain. Will 
someone please tell me why the DEA couldn't have visited Dr.Graves a 
long time ago to tell him they thought some of his prescribing was 
excessive? Wouldn't that have saved lives and a good pain doctor?

Or maybe that isn't their objective! I think they should be 
prosecuting the doctors who do not provide pain relief. Visit your 
local nursing home some time!

Dave Michon, Eau Claire, Wis.
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