VIDEO of presser + TV station strips references to Rush Limbaugh's back pain meds


By GottaLaff

Aren't screen grabs fun? They do all kinds of things, like, well, documenting items that disappear from news reports:

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Oddly, the link leads to a piece that now says nothing about Boss Limpdong's med guzzling:

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said he's fine and leaving the hospital with plans to return to work on Wednesday. The combative conservative said tests show nothing wrong after he was hospitalized with chest pains.

He remained at a hospital in Hawaii Thursday night, a day after being admitted for chest pains.

According to his radio program, Limbaugh underwent a complete examination on Thursday that gave doctors more information about his condition. [...]

Doctors said there were no plans for a news conference from the hospital or Limbaugh on Thursday. [...]

Citing privacy issues, doctors at Queens Medical Center won't talk specifically about Limbaugh's conditions.

And by "no plans for a news conference from the hospital or Limbaugh on Thursday", they must have meant Friday was a go.

I sure hope Boss's back is okay now. No telling what kinds of chest painy side effects those pesky meds could produce.

More references to the back pain medication here. And here:

A 911 call was made from the Kahala Hotel and Resort Wednesday afternoon and paramedics responded at 2:42 p.m. Hawaiian Time - 7:42 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. A source tells KITV:

Limbaugh was sitting in a chair in his ninth-floor hotel room at the Kahala when emergency crews arrived... He told medical crews that he was taking medication for a back problem. [...]

The conservative radio host, who is in Hawaii the same time as powerful left wingers Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi, hadn't, to the public's knowledge, been hospitalized since 2003, when he underwent treatment for an addiction to painkillers. His chronic back problems were reportedly at the root of the addiction.

According to rawls, who tipped me to this, the painkiller story was "whitewashed except on Google. The lawyers may have attacked."

UPDATE: On CNN just now, Ed Henry said he asked Boss about those back pain meds. Rush told him he didn't take any pain killers, but that he was on Prednisone, a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant, and affects virtually all of the immune system. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) cancers, but has significant adverse effects. It is usually taken orally but can be delivered by intramuscular injection or intravenous injection. It has a mainly glucocorticoid effect. Prednisone is a prodrug that is converted by the liver into prednisolone, which is the active drug and also a steroid.

So those earlier reports were wrong?

H/t: rawls

  • Anonymous

    I call major BS on the drug thing, especially in regards to Limbaugh's weight LOSS. Prednisone makes you gain water weight by the gallon full. Everyone I know (parents, aunts and uncles, elderly parents of friends) who has taken that drug for arthritis pain relief has put on an easy 10 to 20 pounds almost immediately.
    It is a nasty drug, but it works. It is also given to cancer patients, my husband took it when he was doing chemo for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma several years ago. He said it was shittier than the other chemo drugs.

  • Anonymous

    Ever notice how polite and sensitive conservatards get when you cock slap them down? When they're around their klan buddies, they ain't so shy and delicate.

  • Anonymous

    no need to call me an asshole, pretty immature if you asked me. presidents don't get my respect no matter what color they are.
    i'm not a bootlicker like you seem to be.

  • Anonymous

    Powerful Left Wingers Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. It's PRESIDENT OBAMA. Asshole. Cant' show respect to a black man. Get use to it, he's the our President.

  • Anonymous

    He was receiving over a thousand Oxys a month. So not only was he taking drugs he was undoubtedly handing them out to people too, which means he was basically a drug dealer

    also see this

    The Enquirer said it obtained from Cline e-mails from Limbaugh and a ledger documenting her purchase of 4,350 pills in one 47-day period.

    "There were times when I worried," Cline told the tabloid. "All these pills are enough to kill an elephant – never mind a man."

  • Anonymous

    He doth protest to much.

    Not to mention that this description of the drug is way more than most people would use when describing the meds they take.

    So bottom line is he's okay and heading home, huh? Oh well tough luck. Maybe get lucky next time.