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steve  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Class of 2000 ‘Could Have Been Anything’

I'm not sure enough lessons are being learned. My son had his wisdom teeth pulled last week, and the dentist prescribed 20 Vicodin.

TWENTY.





nil  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had the flu or some type of really horrible cold last year and the doctor prescribed me an entire bottle of codeine.

I'm pretty sure that's illegal in Europe and a lot of places. Probably even here too. Opioids for the cold. It happened anyway.

kleinbl00  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's appalling, actually. I had my wisdom teeth pulled in '88 - four of them - and was prescribed "warm compresses." My girlfriend in '99 had a ventral hernia repair and received four Tylenol 3s. When she bitched about the tremendous pain she was in (she was a serious lightweight) they gave her three Vicodin.