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We Oppose Any Ban of Vicodin (Hydrocodone HCl)

Dr. JOHN RAYMOND BAKER, BSc,DC
Dr. JOHN RAYMOND BAKER, BSc,DC
74 Signatures Goal: 100

We, the People of the United States, feel we have the right to have access to medications that have, as their primary effect, relieving of acute or chronic pain. Vicodin (Hydrocodone Hydrochloride) has a proven track record of being a reliable medication for relieving pain enough that those afflicted with disabling pain, may function day to day. It appears that an administrative panel of the FDA have voted to ban Vicodin from use by patients, at the same time as they have moved to try to decrease dosage of certain over the counter pain products containing "Acetaminophen" (Tylenol). We see these actions as ultimately causing millions of people to suffer needlessly with intractable pain, simply because allegedly SOME people abuse these substances. Some people abuse and intake too much food, but it would be folly to ban all people from having access to food, in the same sense that it will cause needless suffering to millions, to remove one of the staples of pain management. Thus, we petition the government for redress of our grievances against this wrongheaded and ultimately, dangerous path which the Food and Drug Administration has embarked upon. We believe this vote was an over-reaction and a knee jerk response to a phantom problem. At the very least, before any hasty actions are undertaken, this should be put to a popular referendum to the people that will ultimately be harmed by this foolish proposed ban.

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  • Joseph Rietdorf
    Joseph Rietdorf United States, Fort Wayne
    Jun 01, 2016
    Jun 01, 2016
    Why should regulations caused by criminals be able to ruin it for law-abiding citizens in pain?? We need to get these democrats OUT of the White House! They pander to the illegals and minority drug abusers and make our lives miserable!!
  • Kerri phillips
    Kerri phillips United States, Frisco
    Feb 23, 2016
    Feb 23, 2016
    I went to the ER with a shattered ankle (broke the tibia in two places and the fibula with a Spiral fracture) and was given Tylenol with codeine for the pain. When I told them no I wanted hydrocodone as I had a terrible fall and would be in terrible pain that night, I was treated like I was a drug addict and told the FDA was too strict on the medicine for this. I had to go to another doctor to get the medicine. When you are so harsh on prescribing a pain killer like this all that happens is that you make the black market price go up, increase demand and people fulfill their needs on the black market. Take a look at what happened to the Russian economy under a socialist society and you can see this in action.
  • Nicole Morgan
    Nicole Morgan United States, Lincoln
    Aug 09, 2015
    Aug 09, 2015
    I myself have bad back pain from an injury in 1996. Without my pain medication I would not make it through my everyday life. I take them to function without being in so much servere pain that I can not see straight
  • Nancy Naves
    Apr 03, 2015
    Apr 03, 2015
    I am tied of hurting.I live 50 miles from my doctor and have to drive once a month to get ,my medication.I have been on Vicodin for 10 years and it has worked for me.
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    Joseph Rietdorf United States
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    Kerri phillips United States
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