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Old 01-19-2018, 07:21 PM   #21
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He died of an 'accidental overdose'

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Old 01-19-2018, 07:30 PM   #22
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No judgement from me. Who knows what he was dealing with.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:14 PM   #23
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:49 PM   #24
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Obviously something drove him to drugs and what that is we will never know. If you are healthy and happy you don't have a drug habit.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:58 AM   #25
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If I had a "full on break" hip fracture I would go to the hospital not the medicine cabinet. There must be more to this...
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:05 PM   #26
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Yes of course there is. Who knows maybe he became addicted to medicine prescribed. It happens to sports stars. I believe what he was taking was an opiate and opium is incredibly addictive.
It is a sad story regardless.
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:07 PM   #27
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Yes of course there is. Who knows maybe he became addicted to medicine prescribed. It happens to sports stars. I believe what he was taking was an opiate and opium is incredibly addictive.
It is a sad story regardless.
Very sad, yet drug companies continue to give this crap out like candy.

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Old 01-20-2018, 03:09 PM   #28
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Very sad, yet drug companies continue to give this crap out like candy.

Tom Petty was one of my favorite musicians.
Drug companies cannot give out this crap or anything else. It is the doctor's who prescribe.
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:11 PM   #29
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Very sad, yet drug companies continue to give this crap out like candy.

Tom Petty was one of my favorite musicians.
We are over medicated and I wonder if there is an incentive to do so. There certainly is for pharm companies but am not sure about doctors.
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:11 PM   #30
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We are over medicated and I wonder if there is an incentive to do so. There certainly is for pharm companies but am not sure about doctors.
It may have been the Doctors 5+ years ago, but anyone who has needed pain management recently can tell you it is rather difficult to get an ongoing prescription for pain meds. So much so that average people are turning to heroin to get pain relief and/or feed their addiction.
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:16 PM   #31
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Yes of course there is. Who knows maybe he became addicted to medicine prescribed. It happens to sports stars. I believe what he was taking was an opiate and opium is incredibly addictive.
It is a sad story regardless.
Yes it is. I've personally been addicted to them twice after major surgeries. Getting off of them is a nasty experience. Luckily I had a good doctor to help me with it. I understand how addicted people do not want to go through it but it has to be done. After about a week symptoms finally go away.
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:07 PM   #32
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It may have been the Doctors 5+ years ago, but anyone who has needed pain management recently can tell you it is rather difficult to get an ongoing prescription for pain meds. So much so that average people are turning to heroin to get pain relief and/or feed their addiction.
I agree. This current thing is turning into hysteria. It's not like Petty is the first rock star to die of overdose.

Pain is not good, and if you ever have a knee replacement or similar you'll want a dr not stingy with pain meds. Opioids are a piece of cake to kick compared to cigarettes.
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:16 PM   #33
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Yes it is. I've personally been addicted to them twice after major surgeries. Getting off of them is a nasty experience. Luckily I had a good doctor to help me with it. I understand how addicted people do not want to go through it but it has to be done. After about a week symptoms finally go away.
I caught it early, refused to take any more. that shit is TOO good
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:24 PM   #34
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If I had a "full on break" hip fracture I would go to the hospital not the medicine cabinet. There must be more to this...
At which point the hospital would have given him morphine, maybe he would have had a better outcome, but people die in hospitals too.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:23 AM   #35
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At which point the hospital would have given him morphine, maybe he would have had a better outcome, but people die in hospitals too.
Yeah, I hear you. Although, I worry more about staph and other flesh eating bacteria. Thankfully, Tom will continue to live through his music. Looking back, it does not seem to get much better than this:

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We share hometowns (born in Gainesville, Florida), but he was about twelve years older.

My uncle went to Gainesville High School with Tom Petty — and also Bernie Leadon and Don Felder of The Eagles. He would see Petty’s band Mudcrutch around town.

One of the oldest buildings downtown, the Tench building, is named after Benmont Tench’s (keyboardist) dad who was a long-time judge. Benmont is the person Todd mentioned playing with. That’s really cool!

Petty is a Gainesville legend for sure. A heavy Byrds influence really defined his music.

According to reports he was in a lot of pain. Not surprising that he was trying to relieve it. He reportedly had traces of Fentanyl (he was using patches) in his system, and I read that stuff is ten times more powerful than heroin, so I guess it’s easy to overdose. Not really a bad way to go, but he went too early.

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Old 01-22-2018, 11:53 AM   #37
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Very sad, yet drug companies continue to give this crap out like candy.
Wrong. Pharma companies do not prescribe meds; that's a function of his physician.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:44 PM   #38
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They may influence the doctor.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:47 PM   #39
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Wrong. Pharma companies do not prescribe meds; that's a function of his physician.
DUDE!!!!

Pharma companies are PIMPS.

Docs are working gals.

Ask me how I know.
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I know we have a tragic epidemic of opioid deaths in the U.S. But when I'm in pain--either sciatica, back spasm, or piercing sinus headache, I want to kill it now; and none of the typical NSAIDS will touch it. So I told my doc that I like to keep opioids around the house, and he gave them to me. They last a long time, as I use them only on the occasion when I really need something that works.

I guess I'm lucky that I don't have that particular addiction gene. And I don't have the answer to the crisis. But it would be terrible for people in pain to lose access to an effective drug that relieves suffering.
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