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  • Rando Rando 
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    Status: Physician
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    Cases like these make oncologists hesitant on prescribing pain medicines for patients who are in dire need of them. These attorneys who are proud to send a “message” to the medical community have caused many thousands of cancer patients suffer, when their doctor refuses to write opiates out of fear of persecution.

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    I already have had pharmacies asking why I have hospice patients on both benzos and narcotics.  I also have a hospice patient in a nursing home where the pharmacy is bugging me to put a stop date on his comfort meds.  I think this is due more to blind following of their guidelines than any concern that I’m over-prescribing, though.

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    Zaphod Zaphod 
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    Joined: 01/12/2016

    Cases like these make oncologists hesitant on prescribing pain medicines for patients who are in dire need of them. These attorneys who are proud to send a “message” to the medical community have caused many thousands of cancer patients suffer, when their doctor refuses to write opiates out of fear of persecution.

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    I already have had pharmacies asking why I have hospice patients on both benzos and narcotics.  I also have a hospice patient in a nursing home where the pharmacy is bugging me to put a stop date on his comfort meds.  I think this is due more to blind following of their guidelines than any concern that I’m over-prescribing, though.

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    Probably prompts from EMR and such that need entries.

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    Liked by Lordosis, Rando

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