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Re: Getting Doctors to prescribe opiates

Posted by confuzyq on August 16, 2007, at 20:59:38

In reply to Re: Getting Doctors to prescribe opiates FredPotter, posted by Quintal on August 14, 2007, at 18:57:02

> I'm not sure how you'd go about asking a doctor to prescribe you opiates for depression. I suppose you could take along one of those bupe studies if you think that would help.

Yup, that's how it's done, it can work, did for me (tramadol). But actually there are quite a few seeds of earlier tramadol studies to be found at reliable sources; involving reputable researchers; whose findings were going in encouraging directions, to bring along also. Chances of succeeding are much better at someplace like a teaching hospital/research center also.

This may be a stretch but I even read once that chances can be better if you not only go someplace like the above, but to a pdoc there who specializes in addiction. Since, they may feel more in control, more capable of being able to spot any signs of trouble at any point. I get the logic of that, but don't know how well it translates in reality.

Aside from being able to show a "highly evolved" pdoc at least a decent amount of credible evidence, someone like that will probably also understand and factor in that a big part of why tramadol (for depression and/or OCD and more) research stopped going anywhere wasn't because early indications weren't encouraging, but because no one was willing to pay for it anymore. Since, little money could have been made from it either way anymore, as it was already out in generic form.

But yes, true that "by far the majority would still refuse though." And I'd imagine, almost definitely if it was anything besides tram or bup.


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