Warning for those of sensitive sensibility. There will be foul language.
So, the junior Senator from New York, Kristine Gillibrand had this to say (and let me just cheer Dr. Gorski’s response):
“Nobody needs a month’s supply for a wisdom tooth extraction.”
Thank you, Dr. Gillibrand. May I ask where you studied medicine? Where you served your internship and residency? Or is it from a position of dentistry where you make this ex cathedra pronouncement? Please, tell me by what authority you make pronouncements on appropriate care for pain management?
Oh, wait a minute. According to your Wikipedia page, you studied law, not medicine. Nowhere in there is a medical or dental school even mentioned. You’re not even a medical school dropout. You’re a “never were.” And yet, you speak with such confidence on a medical (or dental in this case) matter.
Nobody needs a month’s supply for a wisdom tooth extraction? Well, maybe, provided there are no complications. Are you familiar with all the possible complications that might occur in the aftermath of oral surgery such as extracting impacted wisdom teeth? I’m not. And I seriously doubt you are either. And extracting wisdom teeth is not the only, and certainly not the worst, pain issue that patients and their doctors might have to deal with. But you still feel justified in mocking them with your flippant little comment?
There are other things than wisdom teeth that require serious pain management you addlepated twatwaffle. (Readers: I did warn you). What in the coldest reaches of Niflehel makes you think you know what’s best for those patients, you disgusting collection of rotting entrails? How about letting the fucking doctors and their fucking patients make the fucking decisions, you vomitous mass of diseased filth?
I wouldn’t accept “just take a couple aspirin” from that vile scumsack that was the former US Attorney General, and I won’t accept it from you, you putrescent meatsuit. Pain, hurts, in case you in your sheltered little life have never encountered it. Chronic pain in particular can drive people to despair such that it kills. I’d say “get that through your head” except I’m pretty sure that your head is totally impervious to anything resembling facts or logic.
If we simply leave it up to the doctors and their patients will people use opioids when they should not leading to overdoses and death? Yes. However, your policy taking the decision out of doctors who have their patients’ interest at heart, and putting it in the hands of people who’ve never seen the inside of a medical school–people like you, you cowbrained lickspittle–will cause far more pain and suffering, far more death than addiction to and accidental overdoses of prescription medicines ever can. If prescription drug abuse were a cold, you’d be the fucking plague–pneumonic form (have someone look that up for you and explain it in small words, you tinheaded snotrag).
You are a greater evil than all the prescription drug abuse from Hippocrates to the present day combined.