Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0319 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Health and Diet Survey
Comment Number: EC -7

Accepted - Volume 1

Comment Record
Commentor Mrs. Rosa M. Caiseda Date/Time 2001-08-29 16:00:37
Organization Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Category Health Professional

Comments for FDA General
1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the proper performance of FDA's functions? Will the information have practical utility? Yes, this comments are related to issues concerning restrictions in the use of Oxycontin.
5. General Comments I have performed as an oncology social worker for the last nine years and in a pediatric AIDS clinic for three years prior to that. During this time, the population I have served have presented more distress related to the process of dying than dying itself. Specifically one of the mayor concerns relate to pain. I have also witnessed an outstanding education effort to erradicate myths pertaining to pain control. After all we have accomplished it will be against this population's interest, being that they are in a terrible situation already, to limit its access to a medication that has proven to be effective in managing one of the most inhumane and frightening symptoms they have to face.

EC -7