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Jeff Sessions' Advice to Pain Patients: 'Take Some Aspirin' and 'Tough It Out'
reason.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2018 6:14 pm | Jacob Sullum

Posted on 02/08/2018 9:16:48 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments

If we extend the attorney general's medical advice to people who suffer from severe chronic pain—people who need opioids to get out of bed in the morning and have something like a normal life, people who may be driven to suicide when they are denied adequate medication—his attitude is not merely cruel but downright barbaric. As a college student with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome told me when I interviewed him for an upcoming Reason feature story about opioids, the right kind of pain medication can be "the difference between wanting to put a bullet in your brain and enjoying life."

Sessions' "tough it out" recommendation is similar to remarks he made after a speech on Tuesday night at the Heritage Foundation. "Sometimes you just need to take two Bufferin or something and go to bed," he said,

Bob Twillman, executive director of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, says Sessions' comments show he has no idea what he is talking about. "That remark reflects a failure to recognize the severity of pain of some patients," Twillman told the Tampa Bay Times. "It's an unconscionable remark. It further illustrates how out of touch parts of the administration are with opioids and pain management."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: makewodbackerssuffer; oldfool; opioids; sessions; wod
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Trump's greatest mistake on full display. Picking him lost a GOP Senate seat. This clueless moron is helpless vs. the DOJ "swamp" And this shows just how ... DUMB he is.

PLEASE, President Trump! Put this senile kook into a quiet job where he can stop harming us.

1 posted on 02/08/2018 9:16:48 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Thank you, Rip...


2 posted on 02/08/2018 9:18:27 PM PST by Paladin2
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God Bless AG Sessions!

How did people deal with pain before opiods?

A nice shot of Old Crow, that's how.

Even OTC meds work good for pain.

3 posted on 02/08/2018 9:19:06 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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Now it turns out Sessions put together the Team of Popodopoulus and Carter Page.....I’m not kidding.


4 posted on 02/08/2018 9:19:56 PM PST by heights
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Dead Weight.


5 posted on 02/08/2018 9:21:13 PM PST by Fhios (1988 - Where's Waldo :: 2018 - Where's Jeff Sessions.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Yes, suffering is ennobling. As long as it’s someone else doing the suffering.


6 posted on 02/08/2018 9:21:24 PM PST by sparklite2 (See more at Sparklite Times)
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I think long past time to get rid of Sessions. Whatever good he may be offering, if any, it's way outweighed by the bad or the omissions.

This is political deafness and it will hurt Trump.

7 posted on 02/08/2018 9:21:41 PM PST by tinyowl (A is A)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yeah, so for my peripheral neuropathy, I should drink. Get a clue.


8 posted on 02/08/2018 9:22:24 PM PST by heights
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my reply to sessions - "get out of the deep state, and tough it out".

sessions has has turned out to be a total disaster... by far trump's worst appointment.

Jefferson needs to start making wood carvings or something, but he would probably screw that up too.

9 posted on 02/08/2018 9:22:52 PM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I stopped listening to politicians about medical advice 61 years ago.

OK, I always ignored them


10 posted on 02/08/2018 9:23:07 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a humble Christian waiting to go home)
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The “Opiod Crisis” is being driven by the obscene cost of legal prescription painkillers.

Why pay $80.00/tablet for a legal scrip when you can get 16x the “med” with $5.00 bags of heroin?


11 posted on 02/08/2018 9:24:05 PM PST by lightman (ANTIFA is full of Bolshevik.)
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“Now it turns out Sessions put together the Team of Popodopoulus and Carter Page.....I’m not kidding.”

Really?


12 posted on 02/08/2018 9:24:18 PM PST by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our one and only true hope.)
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Yea, lets switch a person taking pain meds for a person drinking alcohol. That will fix the problem.

Sheesh


13 posted on 02/08/2018 9:24:30 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a humble Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I lime this man more!!


14 posted on 02/08/2018 9:25:53 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Obviously Sessions has never had debilitating pain before.


15 posted on 02/08/2018 9:27:10 PM PST by Rebelbase ( Hillary, DNC, DOJ and FBI colluded with a British National to influence the 2016 Pres. election)
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To: right way right

Where is that info verified?


16 posted on 02/08/2018 9:27:56 PM PST by madison10 (Pray for President Trump.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Start a "fire Sessions!" chant at the next Trump rally.


17 posted on 02/08/2018 9:28:11 PM PST by SpaceBar
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I thought he recused himself..... of his job.


18 posted on 02/08/2018 9:29:00 PM PST by umgud
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To: OneVike

I said a shot of Old Crow. I didn’t say chug the bottle down like a Spring Breaker.


19 posted on 02/08/2018 9:29:21 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Forgotten Amendments

May he get postherpetic neuralgia shingles nerve damage on his face.


20 posted on 02/08/2018 9:30:13 PM PST by donna (Even white men are innocent until proven guilty.)
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