Don’t blame Mesquite’s doctors

To the editor:

This letter is in response to the letter in your August 14 edition on doctors and what they are prescribing (page 4A).

The choice made to take oxycodone, morphine or any other drug is the sole responsibility of the user. If the user is an addict, then they have the opportunity to either take what’s prescribed or say no. If the user is a minor, then the parent or guardian must make the appropriate decision.

Do not castigate our wonderful medical professionals we have here in Mesquite. This is an incorrect assessment in placing the blame on any of them. Instead, place the blame in this situation where it really lies.

Karen Robertson


  1. Both Melvina and Karen have good points. Doctors should listen to the patients and discuss their requests/concerns about narcotic drugs. But there is also an option for the patient. If they raise the concern to the doctor and are ignored, when they are given the prescription, simply tear it up in front of the doctor (and/or staff). That should get their attention.

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