Saturday, July 20, 2013


It always amazes me how many patients report that their narcotic medications accidentally fell into the toilet.

I get a kick out of thinking they actually expect me to believe that they precariously perched their narcotics on the edge of the toilet hoping they wouldn't fall in.

A colleague recently sent me a note on a short article that outlines factors involved in prescription abuse.

One is that the provider falls for the hydrophilic medicine excuse when the patient states the medications fell into the toilet, sink or any other container containing water.

I won't say I've never been duped by it but I usually let certain patients know that lightening can only strike once in regards to narcotic medications.

Fool me once...

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