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  1. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    I wonder if some good can come from this all. Maybe shed some prime time light on how nasty the Fentenyl situation is. This review of a documentary sounds pretty dire. Worse than the crack epidemic or the “regular” opioids. Maybe having someone in the public eye like Tyler can open more eyes than just Billy Joe Bob from Kentucky. It’s be nice to find a positive though it obviously won’t come close to being worth it all. Check out this article from USA TODAY: Ben Westhoff's 'Fentanyl, Inc.' confronts horrible truths about America's opioid epidemic https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2019/09/02/ben-westhoff-fentanyl-inc-opioid-epidemic/2155698001/
  2. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    Reading the article this paragraph made me chuckle: In total, authorities seized over 30 kilograms of fentanyl, 30 kilograms of heroin, five kilograms of cocaine and over $700,000. It's the largest drug takedown in Virginia in 15 years. They also seized roughly 24 firearms, including an AK-47. Like the AK-47 is the most sinister part of this whole thing. Wow. And then there's this: There's been an increased effort to hold China accountable for drugs like fentanyl that are manufactured there and smuggled to the U.S. A bipartisan bill in the Senate would sanction Chinese labs and traffickers that export the drug. Sanctions? oooooooo
  3. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    holy shit! That should get terrorism charges or something.
  4. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    I've known of people that have had fentanyl prescribed as a patch before. A patch that transfers the medication as a time release through the skin. I think the nasty stuff that is out on the streets is cooked down versions of the raw, non-prescription stuff. But I am just guessing.
  5. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    never heard about having to check anything. And I fly internationally as well as domestically with my prescriptions. As long as they are in the original bottle with the prescription label you are OK. I bet when they are dumped, non-descriptly into a baggie, daily dispenser, etc, that's probably when flags might go up. Especially without the orginally labelled bottles or paper prescriptions.
  6. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    That is absolutely correct. I fly often, with 4 prescription bottles every time. Never once been looked at.
  7. I'd wager heavily on that. Or if there were previous injuries, even back to minor league ball. That's an insane cocktail of drugs.
  8. I've now seen the reports conflicting between the actual type of drugs. OC Register says Oxycodone (which would be OxyContin) and CNN says Oxymorphone (which would be Opana ER) AND oxycodone. Opana ER is an extended release drug and is generally much stronger than the OxyContin. I believe they also have stopped production of it, so most likely that would not be from a doc at this point either. Wonder which is true? Or maybe they both show up the same on a toxicology report? I'm not expert on abuse either, but I though I read that extended release drugs aren't preferred by abusers because you have to break them down or cook them up in order to get the quick high. And they typically have additives like bitterants to prevent this. Any phrama/chem experts?
  9. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    And that is absolutely frightening to think about
  10. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    Really love your honest and open post, but I do disagree on one point. Yes Skaggs is responsible, but the employee (if this is true) should also bear some responsibility. Just as if the secretary down the hall sold drugs to a fellow employee in the workplace and they OD'd. That's just reality. Plenty of blame to go around. Glad you were able to get away from the oxy
  11. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    I wouldn't either, but I sure as hell wouldn't want them selling to anyone else. It's certainly not one or the other.
  12. Had this typed up and went to post it on the other thread but it got locked. Mods, feel free to delete if you want. I fall in the middle between the polarized posts in that thread. As someone who has been on opioids for nearly a decade after 4 failed spinal fusions (and a fifth coming soon) I understand their need. Without them I can't get out of bed. With them I can be a fully functional father and employee with a solid senior management position. I can be physically active (to some extent) and not some wheelchair bound junkie. But that is because I respect my doctor, and he understands my needs. I respect the medication, and while I know I need it, I also despise taking it. I always take the lowest amount to just get by, not enough to make the pain go away. There are months that the doc would increase my prescription and I decline, because I know I can get through it. There are times that my doc pushes me to lower my dose if I have been at an elevated level. It's a shitty situation, but I have a good doc, and I have to balance this to be a good father and member of society as well. But chronic pain is no joke. As someone who has and is on them for such a long time, I do feel qualified to speak about it. And honestly, I don't see how it could transition to recreation. It isn't a "fun" drug at all. At least it never has been for me. And to escalate after being prescribed for a medical issue or pain, makes no sense to me. I do agree it IS absolutely stupid. Because any doc worth his salt would explain the potential pitfalls and complications. Plus you'd have to be absolute BLIND and DEAF in this day and age to NOT hear about the opioid crisis. And I can say, as someone taking them, I am absolutely even more aware of those stories than someone who isn't. What I can't speak to is if there were other things at play: depression, demons from something in his past, addiction issues. Because obviously, I don't suffer from these. My situation would absolutely be a tinderbox at an oil refinery if I did. So again, it's super easy to pass judgement, and some people probably are in order to deal with the situation. But unless we were in those shoes, and in that room we will never know what actually happened. Point is, no matter what happened, it doesn't lessen the tragedy. He's still gone, his family still hurts, and his friends still grieve. Just sucks all around. As I said earlier, I hope whoever was dealer, is caught and prosecuted to the fullest. I hope any other potential teammates in similar situations get help. I wish that the union would allow everyone to get tested. It is life and death.
  13. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    And in some ways they'll deserve it. Hope whoever it was is caught and prosecuted to the fullest. I also hope they don't have their claws in other players
  14. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    After all the tributes and sadness, now there will be lawyers, court cases, and potentially someone else involved. Going to get really dark I think. Not looking forward to this at all.
  15. Biergott

    Tyler Skaggs autopsy results

    Dammit! I feared that and didn’t want to hear it