Abuse of Narcotic 'Perc-A-Pops' Reported

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    Sparky's

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    My God, watch out what your kids bring home for Halloween this year!!

    (full article)
    http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040427_2040.html
     
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    baby duck monge

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    mmmmmmm, drugs. and so tasty, too!

    why do people come up with this sort of thing? i mean, making it look like candy is one thing. but then making it taste good too... no good can come of that. actually, yes, yes it can. but i digress.
     
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    iMeowbot

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    It must be a slow news day, people have been finding alternative uses for these things since they were introduced.

    It's intended for cancer patients who are already taking narcotics, to ease them through periods when the pain overwhelms what's already in the system. The flavoring is to mask the nasty taste of a medication that's absorbed through the check.
     
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    Unfortunately, it's all absorbed through the check. :D
     
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    iMeowbot

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    I hate spell cheekers.
     
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    MongoTheGeek

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    Tell that to the 5 year old in the chemo chair who hurts in ways that can't be described.
     
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    Over here we prescribe diamorphine (heroin) to terminal cancer patients.
     
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    MongoTheGeek

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    i always thought was a good idea. If you are going to go out, go out riding the white horse. Its not like addiction is going to be a worry.
     
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    aricher

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    A guy I work with has chronic back pain from a car accident he had 5 years ago. Has had multiple surgeries to no avail. The other day I thought he was sucking on a Blow-Pop - he told me it was a Morphine derivitave lollipop that he got from a friend who has cancer. He said that it doesn't whack him out that much but it was the only thing that has ever fully eased his chronic back pain.

    I could see the potential for abuse for this (hello Rush Limbaugh) but for those who truly need it it's a very good drug delivery method.
     
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    Whhhaaatttt?


    Oh my god!

    Drugs!

    You mean people can't fake cancer?
     

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