Do kids need to be dumbed down more?

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  1. 1Vegasgirl

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    FDA approves OxyContin for kids 11 to 16
    [​IMG] Liz Szabo, USA TODAY 2:25 p.m. EDT August 14, 2015
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    The Food and Drug Administration has approved the powerful narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11. While doctors who treat young cancer patients hailed the approval, others expressed concern that prescribing OxyContin to children could put them at risk for addiction.

    OxyContin, an extended-release version of the painkiller oxycodone, has gained notoriety in recent years because of its frequent abuse. People addicted to painkillers crush the pills so that they can be snorted or injected, producing a powerful high.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/08/14/fda-approves-oxycontin-kids/31711929/
     
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    Is this a good idea?o_O
     
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    Of course. Dealers love gettin em hooked right around the time they're gettin pubes
     
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    Yep and most shrinks are nothing more than dealers who are paid a commision by the drug companies.
     
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    For "some" Kids.....:)

    You know what I mean....:giggle:
     
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    I thought of that too.:rolleyes:
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    My niece is 11 years old and she spent 3 hours at my house yesterday doing math to get a head-start on the school year. Her dad and I were working on some broken items.

    So they're not all bad out there. She really enjoys doing math!
     
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    What do they usually give kids with cancer to ease the pain?? If my kid was in pain I would want anything that would help them not be in pain..Suffering is horrible. Do they give them morphine?? Or another strong drug ?? I don't know what the difference would be..You can get addicted to any of them.
     
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    Sure. Why not?
     
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    In that case of course they should get whatever paid medication would help them, but that will end up being a minor part of this.
     
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    STFU and state yer real agenda. jfc...
     
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    I'm confused as to what else they would use it for other then extreme pain.

    Im totally against how freely Drs hand out antidepressants and ritalin to kids. My nephew was 6 when he told my mom they put him on a drug. My mom flipped and yelled at my brother. He got him off them. My nephew is now 16, smart, gorgeous and drug free..He did not need them..he was a kid..
     
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    Just like now people get hooked on pain killers.
     
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    To vote democrat in a few years.:hilarious:
     
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    STFU and state yer real agenda. jfc...
     
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    How many oxy's have you taken this am 1VG?!?
     
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    It's a great idea for drug companies. They reap substantial profits. There is a portion of the voting public that think profits are the most important thing. You know, capitalism is the American way. John Boehner passed out checks for a cigarette company right before a major vote. Do you want the kids to have minds of their own or do we want to give more profits to drug companies? Big business and Wall Street OWN government, make no mistake about it. And no this most definitely isn't a good idea. I dare you to stop it.
     
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    Keep her off the fucking wacky pills! If they prescribe them for any reason, say FUCK YOU!
     
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