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Vicodin should be OTC January 8, 2007 10:36 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Health, Touchy Subjects
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A couple of Vicodin would save Cathy’s life today. Medicines like Vicodin and Valium should be sold over the counter. Perhaps, like the meth drugs, quantities should simply be traced to watch for abuse. If too many are being sold to a particular person, they can be referred to a doctor. The way we handle health care in this country is pathetic.

I know the wealthy can have as many drugs as they want and even don’t need. I knew a wealthy person that popped Vicodin like House. The poor have to suffer. It’s not right.

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1. AT - January 8, 2007

If they sold Valium over the counter, I’d never leave the house…
Hope Cathy feels better.

2. JayMonster - January 9, 2007

Sorry, can’t agree with you here.

I understand the plight, but OTCing things like Vicodin is only looking for trouble.

3. Karoli - January 9, 2007

I don’t think OTC is the answer, but at the same time, when you have no health insurance (or crummy health insurance), there’s not a ton of options. This is what frustrates me the most. If she asks for a Vicodin rx, she’ll be labeled as a drug-seeker, yet they won’t get to the root of what’s causing the pain, because the diagnostic process, particularly for pain, is expensive.

They spend more damn money making sure that we don’t get our hands on more than one package of ‘real’ Sudafed, but can’t seem to come up with a way to get fair prescription and health coverage for all. And the self-employed are the ones who take the biggest hit. 🙁