A woman with chronic pain says her doctor prescribed an opioid painkiller even though her doctor told her to wait to be tested for fentanyl.
A woman with severe mental illness said she was told by her doctor to take her fentanyl test but that it would not be given until she tested positive for the drug.
“She’s not telling me that I should take the fentanyl because that’s the best option,” said the woman, who asked not to be named.
“I should be able to get the fentanyl if I need it.
I don’t need to wait.”
In September, the US Drug Enforcement Administration announced it was cracking down on fentanyl sales to people who aren’t tested for the powerful synthetic opioid.
Since then, the DEA has cracked down on the importation of fentanyl-laced pills into the US.
It’s a problem that’s not just affecting women.
A survey from the Drug Policy Alliance, a drug policy group, found that nearly half of those surveyed had used opioids at some point in their lives.
That number rose to 58 percent for men and 54 percent for women.
It could take years to find a drug that can treat a person who isn’t opioid-tolerant.
“If it’s a woman with mental illness who’s addicted to opioids, and the doctors are telling her it’s not working, then it’s an option that we could take,” said Dr. Elizabeth Weiler, a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota.
Weiler said there are options out there, but “there are some people who don’t want to take them because of the cost and the risk of death.”
Some of those options include methadone, which can be given in person to people with opioid addiction.
The drug is typically taken for about a week, sometimes more.
But weiler said that methadones are generally considered ineffective because they don’t work.
The opioid pain reliever OxyContin, which was introduced in 1988, has also become more popular in recent years.
Weiler said she believes that’s because the FDA has changed its approach to opioid abuse.
Weiser said it’s easier to use an opioid when it’s prescribed by someone who’s experienced addiction, which may be difficult to find.
In November, the FDA also approved OxyContin for use in people who are already addicted to other drugs, which are considered harder to get.
But there are a number of concerns about OxyContin.
For one, it’s more difficult to get people off opioids because of restrictions on how many pills can be prescribed at once.
The drug has also been linked to other side effects including anxiety and panic attacks.
“It’s hard to find people who really need this drug and can afford it,” said Weiler.
“There are some very low-income people who could be exposed to this drug.”
Weiler added that the government shouldn’t be allowing OxyContin to be prescribed to people at all.
“When we think about the millions of people who will die, we should be looking at those people who need to be able access treatment,” she said.
Weiland said there’s also a fear that OxyContin might cause people to use other drugs like cocaine, which is also known as heroin.
She said that it’s hard for doctors to distinguish between opioids that are abused and those that are not.
“If you’re abusing something, then you don’t have to tell your doctor to stop,” said Ouriler.