Last week, the Cincinnati Enquirer ran a series of hysterical, front page, above the fold articles like the first one above. Now, citing the concerns raised by the articles, the largest fucking hospital chain in the city has prohibited it’s physicians from prescribing OxyContin to anyone but cancer patients.
Listen, you assholes: my girlfriend suffers from Reflex Sympatheic Dystrophy. OxyContin is the only thing, other than a regimen of epidurals, that actually works to control her pain. On the heels of the recently released AMA(?) study stating that pain is woefully undertreated and narcotics are dreadfully underprescribed nationwide, one would think that you muckraking peckerheads would consider exercising a little responsible journalism. But no, you just had to run those fucking stories so you could print that catchy “Heroin of the Midwest” line.
I hope everybody who had anything to do with that story suffers a debilitating injury tomorrow, and you all get agonizing nerve damage.
[sub]Yes, my GF is writing a very nasty leter to the editor as I type this. She gets her OC through and independant pain care clinic, but when I told her about the articles, she was fucking galled to the core.[/sub]