Skip to comments.[Nanny] Bloomberg Strikes Again: No Painkillers for You
Posted on 01/13/2013 6:43:07 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
America's Caringest Mayor is at it again: having saved New York from sugary drinks, Michael Bloomberg has turned his attention to painkiller addiction. The best option to prevent kids from abusing Mom's leftover Valium from her back surgery is, of course, curbing the supply of such drugs, so that's just what Bloomberg intends to do. As such, he's introduced a measure that would limit the supply of powerful pain drugs in emergency rooms -- despite the fact that lower-income families often use the ER as their primary care source. No matter: this is for the common good of New York.
The city hospitals we control, so were going to do it and were urging all of the other hospitals to do it, voluntary guidelines. Somebody said, oh, somebody wrote, Oh then maybe there wont be enough painkillers for the poor who use the emergency rooms as their primary care doctor, the mayor said on his weekly radio show with John Gambling. Number one, theres no evidence of that. Number two, supposing it is really true, so you didnt get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit. The other side of the coin is people are dying and theres nothing perfect Theres nothing that you can possibly do where somebody isnt going to suffer, and its always the same group [claiming], Everybody is heartless. Come on, this is a very big problem.
In the same interview, Mr. Bloomberg stressed the initiatives simple rationale is to prevent extra pills from piling up in the cabinets of New Yorkers who no longer need them, where they can pose a health risk if theyre abused.
We talk about drugs, heroin and crack and marijuana, this is one of the big outburstsand its a lot worse around the country than it is here. Its kids and adults getting painkillers and using them for entertainment purposes, or whatever field of purposes, as opposed to what they are designed for, he explained. If you break a leg, youre going to be in pain, nothing wrong with getting something that reduces the pain. But if you get 20 days worth of pills and you only need them three days, theres 17 days sitting there. Invariably some of the kids are going to find them, or youre going to take them and get you addicted.
That's right: if you're in pain, his answer is essentially, "Deal with it, people suffer all the time." This is better for you, after all -- Nanny Bloomberg says so.
Valium is a “painkiller”?
How, why, does this individual keep getting elected??
So it’s an early start on guys like him making decisions for doctors. We knew this kind of thing was coming. Wonder what it will take before people start moving.
I had in-office surgery once and got through it with novacaine and valium. I was awake the whole time and felt pretty good!
And at what university did he earn his MD? Practicing medicine without a license? sd
New York deserves him.
Answer: A coalition of Third Worlders.
Comment: Check out the demographics; the Third World coalition that elected the clown in "The White House" elected Bloomberg.
Gov. Palin vindicated once again.
The left in this country uses incrementalism to achieve their Iron-Fisted Statism, unless they create a crisis (Fast and Furious) or one just happens to come along, and then they grab that brass ring with a blitz.
They will achieve the “Death Panels” that Gov. Palin warned us about, but they will get there incrementally through such bureaucratic tyranny as “check-up panels” (you don’t really need a mammogram until you’re in your 50’s), “appointment panels” (we have so fewer doctors now than when the government took over healthcare that we’ll be able to check that strange growth in nine months), and now “medicine panels” (no, your screaming does not register the required decibels to allow us to give you pain killers).
Is PMS medicine on the list?
With the amount of pain these a-holes are inflicting you’d think they’d want us in a catatonic state and give ‘em away over the counter.
Why these people up there keep electing these types just bewilders me.
Knowingly voting for people that control every aspect of your life and trampling freedoms.
God Bless Texas!
I had percoset when I had kidney stones 25 years ago. After the stones passed, I had a few left and took one when I had some back pain. It was then that I could see how people get hooked. A euphoric, “who cares” feeling.
I’m serious when I say that you’d think they’d be giving us these pills like candy. Then they could continue to destroy with less resistance.
Nope. Go ahead, take two.
twice I have had 2 wk supplies of percoset following childbirth.
There’s a darn good reason why it’s only a 2 wk supply.
Could this Empire State Napoleon possibly make an even worse President than Obamao? It’s possible, it’s possible . . .
Nanny State PING!
Thanks for the ping!
I imagine he meant to say Vicodin.
Weird. When I’ve taken it, it was just a damn effective pain reliever, and also helped me sleep (though that could have just been from removing the pain). I never felt high or like I might become dependent on them.