new pill mill bill just passed

new pill mill bill just passed

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ticked off

Canton, OH

#1 Oct 30, 2012
I just want to know how it is fair to step in between a dr. and theyre patients. Ive been going to a local dr for years who has been treating me for chronic back pain. I was also prescribed tramadol which is a very mild painkiller. Now thanks to our wonderful government I cant be written a prescription without jumping thru a bunch of hoops including takinga drug test. I feel that what is in my piss is mine and my doctors business. I go to a private practice which is obviously not private at all. I agree the problem with prescription drug abuse needs to be controlled but theres gotta be a better way. I now feel like a criminal because my dr believes I should take this medication. Why do doctors spend so much time and money going to school when the government tells them what they can and cant give patients. This whole deal is ridiculous. They need to find some way to fight the problem without making innocent people feel like druggies and criminals because they actually need the medication. Not just use it to get high off of.
True Problem

Corydon, IN

#2 Oct 30, 2012
If you a true problem and go to the same Dr. he should not have a problem writing the prescription. It is the people who Dr. Shop, goes to every ER, dentist, etc to get pain meds. Your Dr has to do a KASPER report (which checks what prescriptions you have recieved). But if he is your regular Dr. he only has to do it every couple of months.
Really?

United States

#3 Oct 30, 2012
True Problem wrote:
If you a true problem and go to the same Dr. he should not have a problem writing the prescription. It is the people who Dr. Shop, goes to every ER, dentist, etc to get pain meds. Your Dr has to do a KASPER report (which checks what prescriptions you have recieved). But if he is your regular Dr. he only has to do it every couple of months.
There is an issue. Patients who are chronic pain patients are treated the same as doctor hoppers and pill poppers. They are already presumed guilty. They are given random drug testing and insurance will not pain for it. Pain pill scripts cannot be called in, a patient has to go in monthly to receive their medication scripts, which costs copayments and bogs down an already over booked medical office. It's not about the issue of the doctor writing the script, it's all the extra bullshit. Eventually, general practice doctors are going to stop writing all together due to the extra, unnecessary paperwork. It's just not pain medication, sleeping pills and anxiety medication are just a few examples on the list of drugs that falls under the pill mill bill, with new drugs being added as the govt sees fit.

Since: Jul 10

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#4 Oct 30, 2012
Don't blame the government...blame the "pillbillys".
yes

La Grange, KY

#5 Oct 30, 2012
I had an awful knee injury 9 yrs ago. Bc of my age a knee replacement is out of the question by every Dr I've seen. Which is only 2. There answer has always helped my pain which is lortab but just last wk my Dr said he couldn't refill my rx after this last one. I have two choices walk with pain every step or find a pain clinic. The Dr blamed this on the new bill and advised my to see a pain clinic. My question is where is one that will take self pay and what kid of drama am I about to go through here trying to get the meds I need?
ticked off

Canton, OH

#6 Oct 31, 2012
trust me. I do blame people who abuse their prescriptions. Im just saying our wonderful state government should find a way to curb the problem without making it harder on everyone else. All this little bill does is inconvenience drs and the patients who actually need there service.
Believe it or Not

Bowling Green, KY

#7 Oct 31, 2012
I agree with ticked off! There should be a better way to control the drug shopping problem. If your Dr gave the perscription before this bill was passed then there shouldn't be a problem with continuing the perscription. This bill has put our doctors on the defense and making them do all the work. Isn't that why we have law enforcement officers?

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#8 Oct 31, 2012
If the new bill does what it is intended to do and gets rid of the druggies and make the streets safer for my children then I have no problem jumping through the hoops that I need to to get the medication I have to have in order to be able to function. I agree that it is sad that it has come to this but I want my childrens' futures more secure and safe. On the other hand though, America has been fighting the war on drugs for decades and it only continues to get worse. I hope and pray that this new bill will help but I'm afraid it won't. I'm willing to give it a shot though without complaining.
Pill Mill Bill

United States

#9 Oct 31, 2012
This law will and is only hurting the legitimate patients. Pill poppers find ways to get what they need either through loop holes or illegally. What is a damn shame is little ole 90 year old women or men who barely get around, who have taken anxiety pills for years to help them sleep at night who will be required once a month to make it to the doctor (if that doctor still agrees to even deal with these medications because of all the red tape). These elderly patients barely make it to the doctor once every few months. It is a hassle and burden to them and their family members but also financially.
Or how about the chronically ill child who now is required to take drug tests and required to miss school just so they can see a doctor for pain meds. It should be about a 15 min appointment but turns into 2 hours because it now takes longer at the doctor.
I am glad you feel the streets will be safer now that this bill has passed, but the wrong people are being punished. Maybe the Gov needs to be punishing the law enforcement and justice system for not handing down tougher penalties instead of slaps on the hands when these pill poppers are arrested and given probation!!
I'm sorry I don't need the Governor telling my doctor how to practice medicine, I thought he had a law degree not medical. Thank goodness his term is up after this, I wouldn't be voting for him anyways.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#10 Oct 31, 2012
Pill Mill Bill wrote:
This law will and is only hurting the legitimate patients. Pill poppers find ways to get what they need either through loop holes or illegally. What is a damn shame is little ole 90 year old women or men who barely get around, who have taken anxiety pills for years to help them sleep at night who will be required once a month to make it to the doctor (if that doctor still agrees to even deal with these medications because of all the red tape). These elderly patients barely make it to the doctor once every few months. It is a hassle and burden to them and their family members but also financially.
Or how about the chronically ill child who now is required to take drug tests and required to miss school just so they can see a doctor for pain meds. It should be about a 15 min appointment but turns into 2 hours because it now takes longer at the doctor.
I am glad you feel the streets will be safer now that this bill has passed, but the wrong people are being punished. Maybe the Gov needs to be punishing the law enforcement and justice system for not handing down tougher penalties instead of slaps on the hands when these pill poppers are arrested and given probation!!
I'm sorry I don't need the Governor telling my doctor how to practice medicine, I thought he had a law degree not medical. Thank goodness his term is up after this, I wouldn't be voting for him anyways.
Trust me, I totally see your points and I completely agree with them. I am one of those patients who require pain meds to function due to fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. I have had doctors before who treated me like i was a pill seeker and that was devastating to me. Like I said before, America has been fighting the war on drugs for years and years and it is only getting worse. I do not like the fact that a legitimate person like myself has to jump through the hoops; however, with that being said, I feel that this is the right path to start down to end this battle against the drug dealers and pill seekers. Yes, they will find ways around it. But if it shuts down the pill mill doctors and makes it even just a tad bit harder for the pill seekers to get their fix then I feel we are moving in the right direction. This bill is new and the kinks will have to be worked out. I believe eventually the true and honest patients who have to have these meds will see things get easier for them but only after the kinks are worked out. I could be completely wrong but at this point in time I'm willing to try anything if it means the future might be a little safer.
psssssss

Canton, OH

#11 Nov 1, 2012
Quit methin around

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