Seems unlikely that both stories are trueApril 17, 2021 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch14 CommentsFrom The Guardian: previousHow excellent this is!nextOh good grief Guardian, seriously now…… 14 thoughts on “Seems unlikely that both stories are true” ken April 17, 2021 at 7:45 am @TW Not necessarily: 1. The women in pain might not overlap with those prescribed painkillers. 2. The rate opiates are required by men and women might vary in favour of women such that women require more painkillers and the over prescription rate is insufficient to meet the needs of women even if men’s needs are met. 3. Men as well as women might also be forced to live with pain and the ratio in favour of women for opiates might still mean many women were forced to live with pain. The Meissen Bison April 17, 2021 at 7:46 am I think it works like this. A man goes to the doctor and gets a prescription for pills. A woman goes to the doctor on three occasions with the same issue. On the first two visits she gets a prescription but on the third the doctor suggests more exercise or a change of diet or some such thing. The swine. itellyounothing April 17, 2021 at 8:18 am The most likely Guardian will say anything to trigger the amygdalas of the gullible and both stories may contain a vague truth, but fundamentally the narrative they are used for is obscuring the truth not revealing it…. TLDR guardian writers are lying shit who want money for arse paper. Bathroom Moose April 17, 2021 at 8:23 am From the first article: >The women who reached out said they felt that they were often “fobbed off” with painkillers when their problems required medical investigation. The two articles say basically the same thing: doctors are prescribing women opioids instead of looking for, finding, and treating an underlying condition. Mr Womby April 17, 2021 at 8:52 am @ B Moose I don’t think this is something that only women experience. The difference is that men shrug and carry on whereas women write articles moaning about it. Tim Worstall April 17, 2021 at 9:00 am Or even that larger point, men want a solution, women want empathy…… JuliaM April 17, 2021 at 9:12 am What Mr Womby said. Witchie April 17, 2021 at 9:20 am Mr Womby probably knows the old chestnut: “Why did God give women the capacity for multiple orgasms?” “So that even when they are having a great time, they have something to moan about – over and over again!” Hallowed Be April 17, 2021 at 9:30 am I know a specialist who works on Harley street in chronic pain. I assure you you won’t be fobbed off (bring chequebook though). Tim the Coder April 17, 2021 at 9:45 am The Guardian is criticising the NHS? Wonders will never cease. Mr Ecks April 17, 2021 at 9:46 am NHS useless/women whine. Situation normal –all fucked up. asiaseen April 17, 2021 at 10:31 am I know a specialist who works on Harley street in chronic pain Maybe he should see a specialist? Or simply swap on and in… John77 April 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm Boys are told to grin and bear it: and most of them do; the others write for the Grauniad. Nessimmersion April 18, 2021 at 6:26 am This going to the Dr thing. In which country is this taking place, as all the NHS GPs are busy doing phone consultations 10 hrs a week then doing a Scrooge McDuck onto the piles of taxpayers cash they’ve amassed for TikTok practice, far too busy to see mere patients. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.