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Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by Adrianna, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Yeah most do just break out the pad. I've had a few that realized I wasn't into drugs. One sold me some vitamins instead. She said I could give you prozac but instead I'll give you magnesium. Lol I mean you have to laugh. Remember PMS is not a prozac deficiency. If I sat there and demanded Xanax most doctors would say ok and just write it. We'll go a step further and say how about nutrition or food? How many calories and so forth? Most doctors aren't even remotely concerned with that.
  2. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    Nice to know that those doctors who care for their patients still do exists. :)
  3. Dasjdas2

    Dasjdas2 Member

    Many doctors try to go by the book, but you have many that will write a patient a prescription without even considering if something is really wrong with them. I thin you can label some as drug dealers in this case. Doctors know that they are harming individuals when they do this. Not to mention that they are actually portrayed as the top distributor. When they give people who do not need the medicine, those same people will go and sell it on the streets.
  4. I wouldn't say that they are legal drug dealers. I've yet to meet a doctor that truly doesn't care about their patients and sitting through the rigorous college process to get a degree is a lot just to deal some drugs. I believe that when anyone starts the process of becoming a doctor, it always starts with "I want to help people."
  5. LeonasSword

    LeonasSword Active Contributor

    Like in any occupation there is decent and evil. I trust most medics are moral and don't over recommend drugs. They only recommend them in cases where they are wanted. I have been to doctors though who would write treatments for anything and all. I actually declined meds that I distinguished I really didn't need. The last doctor I went to since I needed a regeneration on my bloods pressure meds really asked me if I needed any other medicines. He said he could write whatever that I wanted up for me. I told him differentiate that my blood pressure meds was all I looked-for. I was a bit taken back by that. I realized how easy it was to get any prescription meds you wanted without question depending on the doctor you went to see. A doctor here went to custodial a few years back for that. She wanted up obligating suicide while in prison.
  6. irishrose

    irishrose Community Champion

    I do not think doctors are glorified drug dealers. They prescribe medications based on the symptoms of their patients. Many prescription drug addicts will tell you that they know exactly what to say to a doctor to get the doctor to prescribe the medications they are seeking. Some doctors may be more cautious than others when prescribing such medications, however, an addict can keep hopping around town to other doctors to find one that will write them the prescription.

    One way to prevent this would be if there was a a database of each patient's medical history including prescriptions on file. However, most citizens would argue that such a system would breach confidentiality.

    Furthermore, many prescription pills are sold on the street by drug dealers, who get them from people who steal them from pharmacies or out of people's medicine cabinets. Not all addicts get their prescription drugs directly from doctors.
  7. lilfaerie28

    lilfaerie28 Active Contributor

    It depends on the doctor. The are good, ethical doctors, and there are greedy ones who don't really care about their patients, as long as they are getting paid. I'd like to think that there are a lot more of the first kind. I really like my doctor, but I've had some pretty awful ones.
  8. NyX82

    NyX82 Member

    This is a tough question to answer. I believe there are two kinds of doctors. Those that really want to help and those in it for money. A doctor has a really hard job when it comes to prescribing Narcotics. Addicts are really good actors and a doctor is suppose to believe when his patient says that they are in pain. Knowing when to prescribe and when not to would be a really tough call. You also have the doctors though that really are just dealers. They will prescribe drugs to anyone. I've known of multiple doctors in my area who write out an insane amount of prescriptions to people and it's obvious to anyone that they don't need it. They eventually get caught after some time but by then they've already ruined so many lives.
  9. Tallyho

    Tallyho Active Contributor

    I think that at the end of the day, no matter how many good doctors there are out there who really do want to help people and care about your health, the medical industry is an industry. It's corporate, it's commercial, and it's going to exploit sick people who need help and only have a few legal options. It's immoral and rather revolting.
  10. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    There are doctors that are corrupt and care little for the well-being of their patients. In today's hyper-capitalistic society, this was inevitable. But fortunately, most doctors that I've met are decent folks that truly do care.

    We all know that doctors are highly-paid as it is. Apart from software engineers, there are few other occupations that provide such good remuneration. I would think that the average doctor is satisfied with his or her income without having to rely on the kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies.
  11. xeylonfm

    xeylonfm Member

    Lol! I see you have got this thought all twisted! But in a certain way the doctor may seem so but what binds him is the ethics, the concern for humans and the fact that they are trained and hold a government issued license. Peddlers on the other hand are own made for the sake of gaining an income at whatever cost it may come. Doctors are not drug dealers as it would be understood. From convention, a drug dealer is in fact a drug seller, drugs in this case implying forbidden/illegal drugs. However I must agree that some doctors are just in for the money depending on what options they give to you. I don’t find this illogical because even the profession has to be paid for at some point. So the economy is a money economy and doctors are just doing what everybody else is doing, earning a living. Those that actually “deal” the drugs are common and always prefer the shadows for instance dopers. Many of them have often lost their licenses.
  12. MsLucy

    MsLucy Active Contributor

    Doctors are definitely drug dealers that are protected by law. Some are honest, most are not.
  13. explorerx7

    explorerx7 Senior Contributor

    I am not a doctor, there may probably be a few corrupt ones as in any profession. But generally, the doctors are honest persons who mean you well. You have to understand that doctors have to mostly stick to what is usually the norm in their profession, they can't just go outside the box without being fully aware of the possible outcome, because they could be sued, so they have to to be cautious in whatever they are doing.
  14. CharlesClark

    CharlesClark Active Contributor

    I would like to become a doctor, if I do I would never do such things...
  15. lakersgirl

    lakersgirl Member

    I can't believe that there are people that doctors are drug dealers. Doctors are saving our lives, and they did a very hard path for becoming a qualified doctor, and when they say that you need to take some drugs, you need to take them. A lot of people say that they don't feel the effect after taking the pills, but they don't understand that not every drug has a momentously effect. For example, I have heard a lot of people that we're complaining, because doctors give them to drink different vitamins, such kind of people doesn't understand how important are vitamins for our organism.
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