No matter what the FDA says, 99.99% of physicians would never prescribe oxycodone to a child without good reason, 99.99% of pharmacists would never fill that order without good reason, and 99.99% of nurses would never administer oxycodone to a child without good reason.
And Ron Paul wants to privatize medicine to the point where physicians don't even have to treat emergency room patients if they can't pay, and he wants to eliminate the FDA, let companies claim whatever they want about their medications and just let the consumer decide for themselves. Anything that nutjob says about medicine is suspect.
And not only would they tend to avoid this prescription but they know they'd be civilly, possibly criminally, liable as well, since prescriptions tend to be well documented to research for such civil purposes.
Here we go again. More verbal diarrhea in the form of percentages. And what's this business about "good reason", there is none. This stuff is dangerous for grown adults and should never be taken by anyone let alone children, along with the majority of prescription drugs.
And you're kidding yourself if you don't think it will be prescribed when there will be a nice pay day in for the dealer. Where do you think the millions of people addicted to Oxy today get their supply from? They'll sell thousands of pills a month to addicts, they do not care, it's big business. Children are the untapped market. The parents, the oblivious enablers.
First off, the abuses of oxy comes from adults
acquiring prescriptions, and whoever they give it to.. countless abuse attempts are thwarted too by pharmacies that realize someone is filling too many prescriptions of a drug that has such high addiction and abuse potential. You are looking entirely at one side of the coin with a pre-existing theory looking for evidence solely to support that belief and nothing else. That much is painfully clear.
Secondly, oh look, conspiracy.
Thirdly, you should not be giving medical advice. Scepticism is one thing, but you obviously are not a doctor.
This type of medication would be a godsend for one of my sisters who beat leukemia after 20 years of fighting it since she was a few years old. It would have been helpful during pain management of chemo (far worse as far as side effects than a modified oxy yet you aren't complaining about this) and post bone marrow transplants, during pain management even after beating leukemia because while she beat leukemia she's highly susceptible to countless other diseases and cancers now, there are children with exactly the same thing going on, but the overall picture is pain management and this is certainly not the only type of pain that can be managed via doctors/GPs and parents.
Actually, I believe the current issue is testing Oxy on children, which will in turn allow them to maintain their exclusive patent on the drug from generic competitors for another six months (=$1.4 billion in revenue). A business decision as opposed to a medical one.
This is only a business decision because you ignore the other, primary reason a doctor or GP would prescribe such a thing, to manage high amounts of pain. I would agree with you about how terrible the US medical industry is about cost and competition, but it would only cater to your red herring conspiracy dogcrap.
The piece cited in the OP is informative and cited obvious concerns any reasonable person would have with children's metabolism and addiction potential, especially in giving it to their children, but the OP hijacks it as per conspiracy, and of course the same conspiracy queens are here to try and make us paranoid of a modified drug that has some very obvious potential usages for it's targeted audience.
Edited by zaibatsu, 12 July 2012 - 03:16 AM.