Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Comments by mcnj

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  • Alison,

    Concerning the following:
    Quote: Anyone receiving a benzodiazepine prescription will receive written informed consent from their doctor stating the risks of taking this class of drugs. The consent form will ensure that patient’s understand that benzodiazepines and sleep aids can lead to physical dependence, and in some cases, addiction. The consent form will also specify that long-term use is contraindicated.

    The above sounds like the symptoms of going off hydrocodone. The above statement doesn’t nearly describe the horrific side effects that are listed in the Ashton Manual. I did have one doctor tell me the drug was additive but I assumed it was additive like hydrocodone. I’ve gotten off hydrocodone after a surgery. Never in my life would I have thought it would cause the symptoms in the Ashton Manual which I experience. Is there any way the above statement can include a more specific list of side effects??? Or is that included in the Bill?

  • Alison, well done on getting this information out.

    Would it be possible for you to put a sample email on this webpage for us to copy and paste into an email? Include a note stating “insert your story here” so each one of us can put our own personal story in.

    Then could you put the list of email addresses for Attorney Garrett Burns, Chairs and Members of the Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Representative McMurtry; the Massachusetts state senators and representatives right on this page so that we can just copy and paste them into an email?

    It would be so much easier for those of us who are really sick! I think many won’t do this because this is way to overwhelming for them at this particular moment. You adding those things will help greatly. I’m sending in my story to Attorney Garrett Burns, Chairs and Members of the Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Representative McMurtry at this point. If you list the senators and representatives emails, I will email it to them as well. Thank you!!!!