PULLING A PAIN MED FROM THE MARKET GIVES HOPE?
CNN published an article regarding
"the Food and Drug Administration's request this week that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals pull the painkiller off the market as a sign of hope..." (see link below for full article)
PULLING DRUG OFF THE MARKET - HOPE AMID OPIOID CRISIS ARTICLE BY CNN
FDA WANTS TO PULL OPANA OFF MARKET DUE TO OVERDOSES
It is beyond excruciating to lose loved ones to a drug abuse! Many of us have, or know someone who has! PLEASE, people use meds as prescribed, your loved ones need you!
What is also very important is that we help educate others as to the statistics of opioid use am abuse. Those requiring pain medication are getting caught in the crossfire in the War on Drugs and being immensely affected. The following link will take you to an article regarding the statistics.
BE AWARE OF STATISTICS OF NIH REPORT (click for article) 98% of those prescribed opioids use them appropriately! We need to know these statistics! And not only that, but we need to share this information with others to help educate and adviocate for chronic pain sufferers everywhere for chronic pain sufferers are not taken into consideration when the FDA and othere agencies make these horrid decisions that affects our well being.
People need to know that 98% of those prescribed opioids use them appropriately! We don't want to rely on them, but need them to decrease our struggle with living with chronic pain! As many as 50 million living in moderate-to-severe excruciating pain, some enduring this every single moment, of every single day, for the rest of their lives! These medications are needed to help to do minor things like breath easier, not shake or live curled up in a ball, be able to move, take care of oneself, etc.
Please speak up by clicking on the links provided and sharing your story.
We need to be commenting on these types of articles. We need to have a voice too! No one is going to speak up for us!
Please be respectful and kind, for many just are not educated as to what a life like this is like. Especially be kind to the hearts of those grieving lost ones. As I told a relative when she was empathizing with my Central Pain Syndrome, "I would rather live with my constant moderate to severe pain than live with the heart wrenching pain of the loss of a child as they do."