Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blame the dog

Anyone with a current DEA license to prescribe has heard the stories from patients: my prescription for percocet blew out of the car window…my oxycontin tablets accidentally fell into the toilet….i was house-sitting and my fentanyl patches disappeared….the dog ate my vicodin.

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Funny how dogs just hate blood pressure medication but have a real penchant for opiates.

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So, it was kind of a relief when one of my delightful patients who is getting himself off suboxone through our Accelerated Opiate Detox program showed up yesterday and told me his dog ate his blood pressure cuff.

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This, I can handle. No 12 step program for that pooch.

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Joan R. Shepherd, NP

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