Friday, April 28, 2006


Limbaugh arrested on prescription drug charges

Drug addiction is a serious thing. But so is doctor shopping to get more and more illegal drugs.


Demeur said...

I believe you could say he was "hoisted by his own petard" yet all he got was a stiff fine. I think they should have held him to his own words and sent him up. 2000 pills in most states would get you possesion with intent to distribute charges.

t said...

I think it's funny, too!
But it irks me when I think of how when something like this happens to an ultra-conservative like Limbaugh, he just "make a mistake" and he's a "victim".
If this happens to anyone else, they're druggies.
In his own words from 1995,
"If people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."
He's getting off much, much easier than he deserves.

Demeur said...

Looks like Shayera is out for the week end so I'll throw a new topic at you. Looks like another Bush cronie is headed to court. The former head of the FDA is being brought up on charges of securities violations and lying to congress. Looked up his bio to find that his degree was in veterinary medicine. It figures... Bush hires a horse doctor to run the FDA.

t said...

He sold stock in companies that the FDA regulates and delayed action on an emergency contraceptive marketing application. I wonder if it was related to stock he was selling.
Sounds like a scumbag to me.
As far as his medical education goes, I'll be fair and point out that he does also have a PhD in pharmacology.

shayera said...

Sorry!I've been having sciatica issues this week and have literally been forced to spend the week typing standing up. Which is why things have seemed so schizophrenic here. But I am going to post about the FDA chappie!