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Do you think doctors are overprescribing pain meds?
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577 Votes

Do you think doctors are overprescribing pain meds?

Yes, far too much.

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No, not anymore!

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Yes, far too much.

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Ka San
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Ka San

None that i have encountered, but the news tells a different story. how else could we have developed such an extreme opiod crisis in this country if it weren't for doctors over- prescribing.

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Gramma Jean
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Gramma Jean

They "over prescribe" all Big Pharma too much. Healing should be the goal of a doctor.

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suzie peterson
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suzie peterson

My family went and is still going thru the over-prescribing of pain meds.

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No, not anymore!

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Valerie Rhodes Kifer
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Valerie Rhodes Kifer

Blaming Doctors and patients for the "opioid crisis" is ridiculous. I did think it was over prescribing when my daughter was 17 and was prescribed pain meds for strep. But some people need pain meds.

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Beverly Miller
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Beverly Miller

They don't for my family.

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Patricia Brady-McKinney
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Patricia Brady-McKinney

No. It is so hard now to get what is needed for chronic pain. You have to take pee tests, they treat you like a criminal at the pharmacy half the time. My Dr. knows what I need, don't scrutinize her.

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Leslie Ann
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Leslie Ann

In some cases, due to patients pain level, the doctors are afraid to prescribe stronger meds, which for the patient, is wrong. The doctors should know what their patient needs, & prescribe accordingl

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Koanani
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Koanani

Doctors are making medical decisions based on fear of regulatory attention instead of patient need. Patients rarely become addicted to prescribed pain meds. Now they are unable to receive care

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Raymond Meskill
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Raymond Meskill

Some people. Need help help Now.

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Heather Morris
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Heather Morris

I think it's ridiculous that doctors are scared to give people pain medication now because of all the penalties. Some people NEED pain medication!!

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Bob Harlan
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Bob Harlan

I live with chronic pain, the meds they do prescribe make me sick, but they will not prescribe me oxycodin because they are afraid of the government regulation. So I suffer.

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Do you think statewide standardized tests are still a good idea?
KTVZ Asked by KTVZ
277 Votes

Do you think statewide standardized tests are still a good idea?

YES

6

NO

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YES

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

With covid and the governor lowering standards for graduation, a standardized test is necessary . We need better educated students and graduates.

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

They are passing kids that can barely read, do math or write!!

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Matt Stickler
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Matt Stickler

Absolutley especially important since lockdowns...our children's education has suffered, and we need to get back reading, writing, arithmetic and foster critical thinking once again.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Schools should have stayed open during the pandemic so yes I think standard testing is nessesary

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Looks like a spelling test is "nessesary".

NO

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den b
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den b

Statewide, no. Regionally yes

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Gabe West
Gabe West

Why is that?

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