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