I broke two of my ribs a couple days ago, and went to the emergency room. They tried a couple different pain killers on me, which didn’t work. Then they gave me some oxycodone, Percodan. That worked.
My prescription is only good for five days, and I’m going to need this stuff a lot longer than that. This is an opiod, and it’s not freely prescribed, because it can be abused. But if you’ve got the kind of pain I have, this is what you need.
In cracking down on opiod abuses, we should bear this in mind. Some people really need this stuff.