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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    For way too many, indeed true. But of course big pharma doesn’t spend a nickel to get them to go along, and prescribe what’s been so heavily advertised on television.

  2. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The pharmaceutical companies sponsored all the research to make sure the drugs were safe. Then they sponsored the doctors who wrote the Standard Diagnostic Manual.

    I’m sure it’s OK.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Ask your doctor if an addition to expensive medications is right for you.

  4. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Duh.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The doctors pass out the free samples of addictive drugs.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    It’s more complicated than that. My best friend died of cancer. His hospital administration got lots of baksheesh from Tylenol. For moderate pain, Tylenol. For severe pain, Tylenol extra strength. For the the unbearable pain in late-stage cancer, intravenous Tylenol.


    He got no pain relief, but that’s not important: at least he wasn’t getting addicted to narcotics.


    Tylenol has the fewest side effects of any pain killers (including that horrible side effect called analgesia, which Tylenol has less of than any other pain killer), and so should be the only pain killer allowed. All other pain killers are abusive, and any doctors prescribing them are costing Tylenol money, and so are guilty of criminal malpractice.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, 6 months ago

    Golly, I used morphine for eight years to control “distracting” pain.
    Took it as directed and never had a problem.
    Two acquaintances from the same clinic ended up with habits, one of them died.

    The point? It seems to be more the individual reaction rather than the doctor.
    Just don’t keep giving it to addicts, people that need it do just fine.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol and generics) is the leading cause of acute liver failure.
    .
    Opiates, made by nature, are still the best pain killer.

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    But when physicians prescribe opiates, which actually can, if properly titrated, relieve severe pain safely, that takes money out of the pocket of the people who make and sell Tylenol, so our wise government has started putting such physicians in jail, where they belong. (And lots of people with severe pain are committing suicide, but if they’re not going to pay for intravenous Tylenol, the healthcare system doesn’t need them.)

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Rad-ish: right on, and I’m allergic to it! Tylenol is extremely dangerous, actually, for many people, especially if they drink alcohol! Marijuana is safer, and more effective, and you can’t O.D. on it!

  11. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 6 months ago

    Someone still thinks “Dr. Feelgood” is a real doctor…

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 6 months ago

    An Audi? Have we finally breached the last stronghold of Scandinavian cars? Are doctors worldwide now moving to products from fatherland? SIEG AUDI!! No, wait, that didn’t sound right…

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    I’ve never really understood the allure of prescription narcotics. Do you have to take more than the prescribed dose to get high? Over the years, I’ve had morphine, vicodin, oxycodone, and one other I don’t recall. I didn’t notice any pain relief, let alone felt “high.”

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