BTR News – Did Big Pharma, Doctors & Respectability Politics Kill Prince?

4-22-2016 6-22-13 PM

If it turns out that Prince Roger Nelson died from a drug overdose taking Percocet to help him manage pain from a hip injury, Big, Pharma, his doctors and anti-Cannabis politicians are responsible for his death.

Cannabis is a natural prescription with anti-inflammatory and pain management properties while not affect motor skills with zero risk of overdoses.

Per Web MD: “This combination medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains a narcotic pain reliever (oxycodone) and a non-narcotic pain reliever (acetaminophen). Oxycodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.”

If indeed Prince was prescribed Percocet, the list of side effect are a mile long.

From Drugs.com,

If any of the following side effects occur while taking acetaminophen / oxycodone, check with your doctor immediately:

More common

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • black, tarry stools
  • chills
  • dark urine
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • headache
  • itching
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • rash
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellow eyes or skin

Rare

  • Cough or hoarseness
  • fever with or without chills
  • general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

Incidence not known

  • Back, leg, or stomach pains
  • bleeding gums
  • bloating
  • blood in the urine or stools
  • blue lips and fingernails
  • blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • clay-colored stools
  • cloudy urine
  • clumsiness
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  • decrease in the frequency of urination
  • decrease in urine volume
  • decreased awareness or responsiveness
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • decreased urination
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • difficult or painful urination
  • difficult, fast, noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • extremely shallow or slow breathing
  • fainting
  • fast or deep breathing
  • fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • feeling of warmth
  • general body swelling
  • greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  • increased sweating
  • increased thirst
  • indigestion
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • lightheadedness
  • muscle aches
  • muscle tremors
  • muscle weakness
  • nervousness
  • noisy breathing
  • nosebleeds
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • pale skin
  • pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • pounding in the ears
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rapid, deep breathing
  • rapid, shallow breathing
  • redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  • redness of the skin
  • restlessness
  • seizures
  • severe constipation
  • severe sleepiness
  • severe vomiting
  • shivering
  • skin blisters
  • skin rash, hives, or welts
  • sleepiness
  • slow or irregular breathing
  • sore throat
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain, continuing
  • sudden decrease in the amount of urine
  • sunken eyes
  • sweating
  • swelling in the legs and ankles
  • swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  • thirst
  • tightness in the chest
  • tiredness
  • troubled breathing
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  • vomiting
  • weak or feeble pulse
  • weakness or heaviness of the legs
  • weight gain
  • wrinkled skin

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking acetaminophen / oxycodone, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose

  • Bluish lips or skin
  • change in consciousness
  • cold, clammy skin
  • extreme sleepiness
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • loss of consciousness
  • no blood pressure or pulse
  • not breathing
  • stopping of heart
  • unconsciousness

Some acetaminophen / oxycodone side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common

  • Relaxed and calm

Incidence not known

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • agitation
  • bad or unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  • belching
  • change in taste
  • cold sweats
  • constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
  • cool, pale skin
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with moving
  • disturbed color perception
  • double vision
  • excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
  • false or unusual sense of well-being
  • flushed, dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • full feeling
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • halos around lights
  • hearing loss
  • heartburn
  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • indigestion
  • joint pain
  • lack or loss of strength
  • muscle cramps or spasms
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • night blindness
  • nightmares
  • overbright appearance of lights
  • passing gas
  • red eye
  • seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • seizures
  • shakiness
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • slurred speech
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • stomach fullness
  • sweating
  • swollen joints
  • thirst
  • trouble sleeping
  • tunnel vision
  • unexplained weight loss
  • unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Prince was a visionary and a master composer who touched issues of love, war, politics, poverty, violence through his music and while giving you an earful of delicate sound arrangement he often made you think about the deeper issues he covered in a range of songs. He will be remembered and his music to be treasured.



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