I happened across a copy of a transcript from a round table held May 5, 2009 from the FDA in regards to and other painkiller that are prescribed. Quite by accident I found the story of Ms. Tully who was relating her story of her experience with the drug. She had at that time been a chronic pain patient for about 15 years. Apparently per the transcript she relates how the pharmaceuticals previously defended their products by claiming that the problems reported were as a result of people who illegally took drugs off the street rather than taking their drugs as prescribed. Ms. Tully states that she has never taken drugs that way. She relates this is what the pharmaceuticals were claiming 8 or 9 years previous. Ms. Tully relates her doctor prescribed “ridiculous amounts” of OxyContin for low back pain.
She relates that she didn’t know what was happening to her, as she became addicted to the drug. She felt her brain was fried. She lost her job, and everything, she was losing her home. So she started to study up and try to understand what had happened to her.
She was taking, at her Doctor’s prescriptions and directions 5 tablets in the morning and five in the afternoon and four before bed. She was up to 280 milligrams of OxyContin with 10 Norco in between for her low back pain. She relates that she trusted her Doctor. She relates how she ended up addicted to the drug. Twice she was in rehab to get over her addictions. However, her doctors continued prescribing the drug to her.
Ms. Tully showed great courage by being at and talking at the FDS roundtable. She doesn’t relate to what happened to her family over her addiction. She does relate that this drug is highly addictive, and contrary to the pharmaceuticals she had never taken a drug in any manner other than instructed to by her doctor.
I found the story really sad. Her Doctors would not listen to her. The chairperson related that many Doctors are not well instructed in the use and prescription use of this drug.
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