Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bevin Backs Bill to Force Suffering Kentuckian to Die of Heroin Overdoses

For the nth time, the heroin epidemic and resulting piles of bodies are not the consequence of giving pain relief to people in chronic pain.

They are the result of refusing legal pain relief to people in pain, thus forcing them to use heroin in desperation, thus dying of the fentanyl overdose dealers are distributing.

And now Governor "I don't give a flying fuck about your pain" Bevin is promoting a bill to make those desperate overdose deaths far, far worse.
From the Courier:
Gov. Matt Bevin testified Wednesday in support of a bill that would restrict some prescriptions for pain-killers to three-day supplies, saying the commonwealth has a moral obligation to take action to curb the opioid addictions afflicting Kentuckians.

“We’ve got to make it harder to get addicted,” Bevin told state lawmakers.
Nope, you're making it far more likely that people in chronic pain will turn to heroin, you heartless, brainless piece of shit.  It's no coincidence that Kentucky's heroin epidemic started as soon as state law started punishing doctor for prescribing necessary pain relief.
House Bill 333 would prohibit medical professionals from giving patients prescriptions for more than a three-day supply of a Schedule II controlled substance - such as narcotics like OxyContin and Dilaudid - to treat pain as an acute medical condition.

The legislation includes several exceptions to its proposed three-day rule, which will preserve prescribers' ability to make professional judgments on a case-by-case basis, according to its sponsor, Republican Rep. Kimberly Poore Moser of Taylor Mill.

Doctors who determine it’s medically necessary to give a patient a larger supply of a restricted drug could do so as long as they provide justification for that decision. And Schedule II drugs could be prescribed for more than three days to treat chronic or cancer-related pain as well as for patients in hospice care.

“The goal is to reduce the potential for addiction,” Moser said. "This is not telling providers that they can't prescribe more than three days."
Yes, it is.  Kentucky's viciously stupid KASPER prescription-monitoring program strips doctors of their medical license if they step out of line.  Doctors are terrified of losing their livelihoods if they prescribe so much as an aspirin.

Obviously, Bevin and the repug motherfuckers in the General Assembly have never suffered intense chronic pain and been denied relief because of KASPER.
I wish agonizing, unending pain on all of them.

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