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It's a good thing the boosters know better than to post a lot of unfounded rumors and innuendo on the internet.
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06-24-2018 10:47 AM
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From my recent experience, I didn't see a rampant drug problem. Sure, there's a lot of marijuana in places, but I'm pretty sure that's true of almost any college campus these days. I also, and it very well could've just been one of those things you're told as a freshman, thought that Rice was putting a greater emphasis on drug safety since that student disappeared in Panama a few years ago while taking LSD.
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(06-24-2018 11:25 AM)elw4796 Wrote:  From my recent experience, I didn't see a rampant drug problem. Sure, there's a lot of marijuana in places, but I'm pretty sure that's true of almost any college campus these days. I also, and it very well could've just been one of those things you're told as a freshman, thought that Rice was putting a greater emphasis on drug safety since that student disappeared in Panama a few years ago while taking LSD.

You mean Panama City Beach, I think.
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(06-24-2018 11:41 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(06-24-2018 11:25 AM)elw4796 Wrote:  From my recent experience, I didn't see a rampant drug problem. Sure, there's a lot of marijuana in places, but I'm pretty sure that's true of almost any college campus these days. I also, and it very well could've just been one of those things you're told as a freshman, thought that Rice was putting a greater emphasis on drug safety since that student disappeared in Panama a few years ago while taking LSD.

You mean Panama City Beach, I think.

Correct. There was another off campus drug related death the same year I believe or the year before. I think before that the last one was 2007 or so...
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(06-24-2018 11:41 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(06-24-2018 11:25 AM)elw4796 Wrote:  From my recent experience, I didn't see a rampant drug problem. Sure, there's a lot of marijuana in places, but I'm pretty sure that's true of almost any college campus these days. I also, and it very well could've just been one of those things you're told as a freshman, thought that Rice was putting a greater emphasis on drug safety since that student disappeared in Panama a few years ago while taking LSD.

You mean Panama City Beach, I think.

That would be correct. Knew it had Panama in it somewhere.
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The important thing is that the message needs to be consistent. Everyone at Rice needs to have a zero tolerance position when it comes to drugs and drug dealers. It might not make a difference every time, but it can help. Of course, given that one prominent athletic administrator is allowed to proudly display a fictional meth dealer in his office you can question the commitment of the University to the optics of that campaign.
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(06-24-2018 01:38 PM)interwebowl Wrote:  The important thing is that the message needs to be consistent. Everyone at Rice needs to have a zero tolerance position when it comes to drugs and drug dealers. It might not make a difference every time, but it can help. Of course, given that one prominent athletic administrator is allowed to proudly display a fictional meth dealer in his office you can question the commitment of the University to the optics of that campaign.

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(06-24-2018 12:51 PM)cr11owl Wrote:  
(06-24-2018 11:41 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(06-24-2018 11:25 AM)elw4796 Wrote:  From my recent experience, I didn't see a rampant drug problem. Sure, there's a lot of marijuana in places, but I'm pretty sure that's true of almost any college campus these days. I also, and it very well could've just been one of those things you're told as a freshman, thought that Rice was putting a greater emphasis on drug safety since that student disappeared in Panama a few years ago while taking LSD.

You mean Panama City Beach, I think.

Correct. There was another off campus drug related death the same year I believe or the year before. I think before that the last one was 2007 or so...

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The opioid crisis is actually statistically “better” in Texas than most other states.

And yet, almost everyone (majority Texans on here), knows somebody affected by it.

I’ve now known four people who have passed from it and none of them came from “bad backgrounds,” were involved in gangs, etc.

Sad, sad stuff.
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(06-21-2018 03:51 PM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(06-21-2018 02:53 PM)I45owl Wrote:  
(06-21-2018 01:33 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(06-20-2018 09:17 PM)owlaholic Wrote:  
(06-20-2018 06:20 PM)greyowl72 Wrote:  I couldn’t even speculate as to the why and what. My anesthesia colleagues had never heard of this particular opiate. If it truly is as powerful a drug as the article states, it has to be uniformly fatal with casual human use.
The tragedy lies, of course, in the nation-wide opiate crisis. It’s impact has effected millions of people in America and is the single most important factor in health care today. It’s cost is staggering. And it has the potential to wreak havoc on every family in this country.
If you haven’t read it already, I recommend Dreamland. By Sam Quinones. Required reading for my surgery residents. A chilling, well written book about how we got to this point.

[Image: COV_opioid_map.jpg]

A crisis at our shores now. T&P to Padgett family.

Does that really say up to 143 opioid prescriptions per 100 people?



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Quote:In 2015, the amount of opioids prescribed was enough for every American to be medicated around the clock for 3 weeks.

Wow. Not only is somebody getting my share, but lots of somebodies are medicated around the clock 365.

Of course one is my 70 year old sister, who is on prescribed Oxy. She gets 4 prescriptions a year, each for 90 days.

I don't have much respect for the pill mill pain management doctors in this business.

I understand where you're coming from, but I was at a local biotech event a few months back and met a youngish MD who had left his practice and returned to business school because of his disgust at insurance companies who consistently denied coverage for safer (and more expensive) pain management medications, which affected a significant portion of his patients, in favor of the dirt cheap opioids. It's just one data point, but I suspect there are a lot of his peers who feel stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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(06-25-2018 04:13 PM)billstudabaker Wrote:  
(06-21-2018 03:51 PM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  I don't have much respect for the pill mill pain management doctors in this business.
I understand where you're coming from, but I was at a local biotech event a few months back and met a youngish MD who had left his practice and returned to business school because of his disgust at insurance companies who consistently denied coverage for safer (and more expensive) pain management medications, which affected a significant portion of his patients, in favor of the dirt cheap opioids. It's just one data point, but I suspect there are a lot of his peers who feel stuck between a rock and a hard place.
This statement by your youngish acquaintance tells me that he never actually came around to a true understanding of pain and opioid addiction at all. (and this unfortunately is the rule, rather than the exception)

I'm a doctor with thousands of patients, and I have less than a handful on chronic opioids for non-cancer pain....and these few are on an extremely short leash. I am ashamed to say that this crisis falls squarely on doctors' shoulders to a substantial degree.
And yes, as OO said, there are alot of "pill-mill" quacks out there who are making tons of money off addiction. And I have zero respect for them too.

If you think that graphic above is shocking, try this one: Americans consume 99% of the world's supply of hydrocodone.
And, 25 to 40% of opioids prescribed for "chronic pain" (in reality, simply opioid-dependence) have been shown to be diverted directly for sale on the street.
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