Monday, January 9, 2012

Naturally they'll still be available to representatives and senators...

Schumer says answer to armed robberies in pharmacies is to ban new painkillers.

No, I didn't entirely make that up.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Following fatal shootings in two New York pharmacy robberies, a U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of "super painkillers" now under review could force repeats of recent violent robberies that left six people dead.

"It's tremendously concerning that at the same time policymakers and law enforcement professionals are waging a war on the growing prescription drug crisis, new super-drugs could well be on their way, flooding the market," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. "The FDA needs to grab the reins and slow down the stampede to introduce these powerful narcotics."

What can you even say? They keep re-electing the schmoe.


Anonymous said...

I want that stupid, vicious, grandstanding clown (Schumer) to contract some medical condition involving high levels of chronic pain.

And then withold ALL painkillers. Let him see and feel how wonderful it is to live with horrible pain with no relief.....

This boob is creating a crisis out of NOTHING. But that is what gets him elected. (well that, and the room temp IQ of his constituents.)

The only folk who would DARE object are the people who might be helped by these painkillers.

Hey Chuckie.....MAKE 'EM LEGAL OTC. Bingo! No more robberies.

JimB said...

Chuck the Schmuck thinks the ougt to be a law that controls every aspect of our lives. Of course, congress should be expempt.

Plug Nickel Outfit said...

It's all about control - for your own good - y'know.

The acetaminophen (APAP) added to these synthetic opiates which fall into this schedule III 'loophole' - while referred to as an analgesic - is also a poison once a certain threshold is ingested.

It's a harsh way to keep one from stepping out of line - a similar tact as the poisoning of denatured alcohol or spraying paraquat on cultivated crops.

Carrie Nation was a crude piker compared to this shite character and his cohorts.