Daniel Francis
Daniel Francis

I will NOT sign this petition. There are patients out there right now that are suffering from acute unretractable pain and being denied pain medication. I agree that the cause of the pain should be found, but it is inhumane to let a patient suffer in pain in the mean time. I don't want some government bureaucracy deciding if a patient can receive pain medication or not. The politicians and insurance companies do not have a license to pratice medicine. Don't let them come between you and your...

I will NOT sign this petition. There are patients out there right now that are suffering from acute unretractable pain and being denied pain medication. I agree that the cause of the pain should be found, but it is inhumane to let a patient suffer in pain in the mean time. I don't want some government bureaucracy deciding if a patient can receive pain medication or not. The politicians and insurance companies do not have a license to pratice medicine. Don't let them come between you and your doctor. In short, lets get back to following the Hippocratic Oath.

Rick Rivets
Rick Rivets

They already have laws prohibiting doctors from writing scripts for money. I think the government is taking to much control over our lives. What's next have the government can say who can have a heart operation and who can't. Every time the government gets involved it turns into a giant cluster f**k. I don't need the government telling my doctors what or what they can't do. I was in a coma for 2 weeks because the doctors in the hospital wouldn't give me the water pills I was taking to bring...

They already have laws prohibiting doctors from writing scripts for money. I think the government is taking to much control over our lives. What's next have the government can say who can have a heart operation and who can't. Every time the government gets involved it turns into a giant cluster f**k. I don't need the government telling my doctors what or what they can't do. I was in a coma for 2 weeks because the doctors in the hospital wouldn't give me the water pills I was taking to bring down the swelling after a hip replacement. Another case of government red tape. I won't sign anything that gives the government more power to ruin our lives.

Rick Rivets
Rick Rivets
  • Rick Rivets

How about just doing away with all drugs and if you get cancer or some other fatal disease well to bad but we all will die some day so why try and treat these people. If a person has advanced cancer then we should let them suffer rather then have them be able to get refills and not have more to worry about. More liberal talk just like Bloomberg and his stupid soda laws. How about passing laws that would have to make him get plastic surgery because he is so ugly that just looking at his face...

How about just doing away with all drugs and if you get cancer or some other fatal disease well to bad but we all will die some day so why try and treat these people. If a person has advanced cancer then we should let them suffer rather then have them be able to get refills and not have more to worry about. More liberal talk just like Bloomberg and his stupid soda laws. How about passing laws that would have to make him get plastic surgery because he is so ugly that just looking at his face makes me want to puke. Liberals can't seem to be able to take care of their lives so they turn to the government to take care of them. Mark my words this Obama care is going to come back to haunt all of you young morons. Oh and there was another shooting in NY today upstate with 4 dead. This will keep going on and on the more laws that are passed. Many don't want the Government telling them what they can do hence The Unabomber and Tim McVeigh. There are more like them just seething and one day they will snap and no stupid gun laws will prevent them. There is always chemicals that can kill more then a man with a gun and soon we'll be seeing that happening. And don't forget North Korea didn't sign the non nuclear pact so if they get a bomb watch out Calif. Cheers.

Rick Rivets
Rick Rivets
  • Rick Rivets

How is stopping a doctor from writing scripts going to help a loved one. All this does is cause more pain for the patient. My mother is 97 and now that NY State passed a bill for no refills for pain pills she has to go every month to get a new script. And I'm not talking heavy narcotics I'm talking Tylenol 3. Like I said when Obamacare goes into effect all you liberals lives will change in ways that you won't like. I still would like to know what he has done to make this country better. Now...

How is stopping a doctor from writing scripts going to help a loved one. All this does is cause more pain for the patient. My mother is 97 and now that NY State passed a bill for no refills for pain pills she has to go every month to get a new script. And I'm not talking heavy narcotics I'm talking Tylenol 3. Like I said when Obamacare goes into effect all you liberals lives will change in ways that you won't like. I still would like to know what he has done to make this country better. Now with North Korea starting their nuke program again where is our leader, playing golf with Tiger Woods. Imagine if he was president when Russia was bringing missles into Cuba. He would be on another vacation and Florida would have been gone. He's no leader he's a joke. Cheers

Floyd Morgan
Floyd Morgan

As far as I know it is illegal for doctors to get kick backs from drug companies or anyone else. As far as overmedicating patients, you should turn your attention to the health insurance companies. The insurance companies are setting the guidelines for ordering test and referring patients to specialist. Different areas and different states differ in the amount of "managed care" is in there area of practice but even in the areas with minimal "managed care" the insurance companies are making...

As far as I know it is illegal for doctors to get kick backs from drug companies or anyone else. As far as overmedicating patients, you should turn your attention to the health insurance companies. The insurance companies are setting the guidelines for ordering test and referring patients to specialist. Different areas and different states differ in the amount of "managed care" is in there area of practice but even in the areas with minimal "managed care" the insurance companies are making the decisions and health care choices for your health not your Doctor. They accomplish this many different ways and that is another tale for another day. In the area that I practice in Florida, managed care is very heavy. It is as close to socialized medicine as you can get. except its not free or paid for by higher taxes. In my area most of the health insurance companies dictate how you are going to treat patients. The doctors do what they are contracted to do or they don't get paid by the insurance compainies. So if yoyu want to start a movement to real in the power of the insurance companies and put your health decisions back into the hands of your doctor then I will sign it. I just don't feel you are going to accomplish anything by making the doctors the fall guys for a flawed system.

Larry Nelson
Larry Nelson
  • Floyd Morgan

Is it just the insurance companies or are they themselves being controlled by government? All this stuff is so frustrating.

Cole Ikerd
Cole Ikerd
  • Floyd Morgan

Last I was aware, doctors also receive kick backs. It's a way for drug companies to advertise essentially. (This is coming from working in the prescription drug insurance processing industry.)

Ana Duarte
Ana Duarte

I would sign the petition gladly. Unfortunately your app wants to post on my behalf and that is something I do NOT agree with. If you are SERIOUS about what you are saying and TRULY wish for the petition to collect as many signatures as possible then DO THE RIGHT THING and don't condition us to allow you to post on our behalf!

Ari Laquidara
Ari Laquidara

Please fix typo on "specialists"!

Golden Snow
Golden Snow

I see over medication taking place the older generation are lined up in drug store where ever you go , never question why or what their drugs will do to them.

Laila Olesen
Laila Olesen

Totally agree. Monsanto is dangerous. They need to be stopped. Elect different minded politicians who are willing to take the right action. The situation with Pharmaceutical companies and GPs' is also very dangerous and not in line with our modern society. Humans are so afraid to change. However, our the cost of healthcare could be reduced so much with a change in the attitude of your GP, which will only happen with a change in legislation. Just my humble opinion.

Louise Peacock
Louise Peacock

I SO support this. As long as physicians get any kickback from these damned drug companies, there can be no altruism in medicine. Years ago my family doctor was forever giving me prescriptions for various drugs, and openly told me that there were big financial benefits for him from the drug companies. He certainly had lots of very costly "presents" given to him by the reps.

Karin Akouete
Karin Akouete

I wonder why my signature is not showing? I just signed this Petition.

Bob Dickson
Bob Dickson

Doctors in Canada do not make a cent for prescribing, and we are not given any perks by drugs companies with the exception of an occasional pen with a company logo, or possibly food at an educational seminar. This petition is inflammatory and dishonest. drbob

Tammy Brown
Tammy Brown
  • Bob Dickson

Yes but you don't try to help anyone with alternatives you have to make your money some how. Oh and my friends hubby is a doctor and has to go to drug company meeting ofter meeting. So U know I think its BS!!!!!

Vi Gerbrandt
Vi Gerbrandt
  • Bob Dickson

I am sorry, Bob - I think I put it on your wall. I shall be a bit more careful.

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