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Customers' medication a concern with prescription program shut down

There are 15 comments on the Times Georgian story from Sep 16, 2011, titled Customers' medication a concern with prescription program shut down. In it, Times Georgian reports that:

Now that both locations of a local prescription program have been closed by investigators, its customers are left to find other ways to get the medication they need.

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Uncle Dave

Carrollton, GA

#1 Sep 19, 2011
get your check book out and join in the people who WORK for a living.We have to buy our meds and spend money,why shouldnt you?Get a job,and you can afford to buy what you need instead of living on welfare.
ala5081

Anniston, AL

#2 Sep 30, 2011
Those are the most cruel words that I have ever seen written. IF you only knew the circumstances that most of the people using that Program had going against them. Maybe you will see it from their standpoint one day and change your point of view.
Uncle Dave

Atlanta, GA

#3 Oct 3, 2011
ala5081 wrote:
Those are the most cruel words that I have ever seen written. IF you only knew the circumstances that most of the people using that Program had going against them. Maybe you will see it from their standpoint one day and change your point of view.
as a working class person, I am tired of all the free loaders out there.Thes fat ass people with a handicap tag on their car and when did being to FAT become a handicap?You can lose weight.If your to fat to walk, maybe you NEED to park at the last space in the parking lot for the exercise instead of getting the first space at the store or parking on the curb because your lard ass is to big to walk.GET A JOB--If your truly in need there are programs set up for that, if your just fat and lazy then lose weight, get a job and go to work and you can get health insurance to get your meds.If you didnt have dibetes from over eating you wouldnt need those meds, if you smoke, drink beer and play the lottery maybe you should use THAT money to buy your meds.
HAVE A HEART

Carrollton, GA

#4 Oct 4, 2011
I Cant BELIEVE U.YOU DONT HAVE NO CONCERN 4 NOBODY BUT YOUR COLD HEARTED SELF!!!PEOPLE LIKE U R WHAT IS WRONG W/THIS WORLD.WHAT ABOUT KIDS,WHAT IF U BECAME VERY DISABLED(HAD BRAIN CANCER&COULDNT FEED YOUR SELF,GET UP 2 GO 2 THE BATH ROOM,HAD 2 HAVE SOMEONE WIPE YOUR ASS?)AND U WAS ON SO MUCH MEDICATION,COULD NOT PAY FOR IT,THEN U MIGHT NO,OR ATLEASE FEEL A LITTLE 4 SOMEONE ELSE.WHAT ABOUT HOW MUCH MEDS. ARE.IF U HAD A TRANSPLANT,U WOULD HAVE 2 TAKE A PILL EVERYDAY SO U YOUR BODY WOULD NOT REJECT THE ORGAN.THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD,PEOPLE LIKE YOU.THE U.S.A.HELPS EVERYBODY ELSE BUT NO ONE HELPS US.I UNDERSTAND YOU ABOUT THE ONES THAT NOTHING IS WRONG W/THEM&THEY THINK EVERYONE OWES THEM.BUT U NEED 2 THINK.WHAT IF IT WAS YOU OR ONE OF YOURS!!
to-mater

Houston, TX

#5 Oct 8, 2011
HAVE A HEART wrote:
I Cant BELIEVE U.YOU DONT HAVE NO CONCERN 4 NOBODY BUT YOUR COLD HEARTED SELF!!!PEOPLE LIKE U R WHAT IS WRONG W/THIS WORLD.WHAT ABOUT KIDS,WHAT IF U BECAME VERY DISABLED(HAD BRAIN CANCER&COULDNT FEED YOUR SELF,GET UP 2 GO 2 THE BATH ROOM,HAD 2 HAVE SOMEONE WIPE YOUR ASS?)AND U WAS ON SO MUCH MEDICATION,COULD NOT PAY FOR IT,THEN U MIGHT NO,OR ATLEASE FEEL A LITTLE 4 SOMEONE ELSE.WHAT ABOUT HOW MUCH MEDS. ARE.IF U HAD A TRANSPLANT,U WOULD HAVE 2 TAKE A PILL EVERYDAY SO U YOUR BODY WOULD NOT REJECT THE ORGAN.THIS IS WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD,PEOPLE LIKE YOU.THE U.S.A.HELPS EVERYBODY ELSE BUT NO ONE HELPS US.I UNDERSTAND YOU ABOUT THE ONES THAT NOTHING IS WRONG W/THEM&THEY THINK EVERYONE OWES THEM.BUT U NEED 2 THINK.WHAT IF IT WAS YOU OR ONE OF YOURS!!
call obama he may send you a few hundred.Do you smoke?Do you do drugs?Are you one of the ones that goes in walmart and waighs 500 pounds?
Sandi

Marietta, GA

#6 Oct 9, 2011
Uncle Dave wrote:
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.........If you didnt have dibetes from over eating you wouldnt need those meds.......
Shows just how stupid and mean YOU are. My father has Type 2 Diabetes due to DIRECT EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE in Vietnam. So YOU tell my father to his face why he doesn't need his insulin!!! He also has cancer for the same reason he has the Diabetes. He is NOT overweight, in fact, he is UNDERWEIGHT, due to the fact that the treatments required to try and keep his cancer in check make it impossible for him to hold down food. Perhaps you should know your audience before you open your ugly pie hole!
icouldusesomehel p

Miami, FL

#7 Oct 10, 2011
Sandi wrote:
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Shows just how stupid and mean YOU are. My father has Type 2 Diabetes due to DIRECT EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE in Vietnam. So YOU tell my father to his face why he doesn't need his insulin!!! He also has cancer for the same reason he has the Diabetes. He is NOT overweight, in fact, he is UNDERWEIGHT, due to the fact that the treatments required to try and keep his cancer in check make it impossible for him to hold down food. Perhaps you should know your audience before you open your ugly pie hole!
the veterans have programs for their meds and a hospital to go to for treatment.Why are you wanting more?
Sandi

Marietta, GA

#8 Oct 11, 2011
icouldusesomehel p wrote:
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the veterans have programs for their meds and a hospital to go to for treatment.Why are you wanting more?
My response had nothing to do with "wanting more". My father hasn't asked for "more" and is content with the care he receives. Care (in my opinion) that he earned the hard way!

My response was to "Uncle Dave" and his unreasonable accusation, that if people who have diabetes wouldn't eat so much, they wouldn't need the meds. If "Uncle Dave" had his way, my father, and others like him, would just be left to wither away.

His entire post was mean and assumed things that he evidently knows nothing about. Not everyone who receives "benefits" is out to scam the gov't or the people of this nation.

People like "Uncle Dave" are selfish and ungrateful to and for those who give their all, just so he and those like him may maintain the right to go on a board like this and gripe.
FormerMember

Carrollton, GA

#9 Oct 11, 2011
I quit reading Topix about a year ago because of all the mean, ignorant, & selfish assholes on here. I guess some things never change.
Take dumbass Dave for example. He's just trying to get attention. If he knew what he was talking about, he'd know that people on welfare have Medicaid...so they are not the ones needing help to pay for their meds. People on Social Security have Medicare, but it does not cover medication. It's the elderly, disabled and under insured people who need help with meds. So the people who have spent a lifetime sitting on their ass and not working are taken care of. It's the people who have worked and cant any longer, or work but can not afford insurance that suffer.
As far as all health issues being related to weight or smoking, that just showcases his stupidity. For some people, it takes suffering an actual injury, chronic illness, chronic pain, etc. to understand what others go through. Here's hoping that you wake up and get some compassion before you are the one on the receiving end of the opinions & attitudes you express.
voter 39

Atlanta, GA

#10 Oct 14, 2011
FormerMember wrote:
I quit reading Topix about a year ago because of all the mean, ignorant, & selfish assholes on here. I guess some things never change.
Take dumbass Dave for example. He's just trying to get attention. If he knew what he was talking about, he'd know that people on welfare have Medicaid...so they are not the ones needing help to pay for their meds. People on Social Security have Medicare, but it does not cover medication. It's the elderly, disabled and under insured people who need help with meds. So the people who have spent a lifetime sitting on their ass and not working are taken care of. It's the people who have worked and cant any longer, or work but can not afford insurance that suffer.
As far as all health issues being related to weight or smoking, that just showcases his stupidity. For some people, it takes suffering an actual injury, chronic illness, chronic pain, etc. to understand what others go through. Here's hoping that you wake up and get some compassion before you are the one on the receiving end of the opinions & attitudes you express.
I don't believe its MY place to help YOU pay for your medical issues.If thats the case,I need help paying for my NEW flat screen 80 inch tv.When will your check be sent?Take some responsibility.Your having the brain thoughts of the democrats.
FormerMember

Carrollton, GA

#11 Oct 15, 2011
voter 39 wrote:
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I don't believe its MY place to help YOU pay for your medical issues.If thats the case,I need help paying for my NEW flat screen 80 inch tv.When will your check be sent?Take some responsibility.Your having the brain thoughts of the democrats.
Seriously? You compare a flat screen 80 inch tv to the medical needs of the elderly or disabled?
You should be ashamed of yourself. And for the record, no. I'm not a Democrat.
fred

Atlanta, GA

#12 Oct 16, 2011
FormerMember wrote:
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Seriously? You compare a flat screen 80 inch tv to the medical needs of the elderly or disabled?
You should be ashamed of yourself. And for the record, no. I'm not a Democrat.
I dont have anyone buying my medicine and I am 71.You own a computer, internet,and a cell phone, but you cant afford your medicine?
FormerMember

Carrollton, GA

#13 Oct 17, 2011
fred wrote:
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I dont have anyone buying my medicine and I am 71.You own a computer, internet,and a cell phone, but you cant afford your medicine?
Where did I say that I needed you or anyone else to pay for my medication? I'm not so selfish that I'm only thinking about myelf. I'm thinking about people like my grandparents who have a limited income and no ability to earn more. I'm glad that at 71 you are self sufficient. Good for you. You better hope you dont suffer a stroke or other illness that leaves you having to rely on someone else, or at least hope those that you do have to rely on have more compassion that you do. By the way, my grandparents do not have a computer, internet OR a cell phone. I pay the co-pay cost for their medication but there are alot of elderly people in this country who go without medication, heat, food, etc because they have no means to get it.
fred

Atlanta, GA

#14 Oct 18, 2011
FormerMember wrote:
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Where did I say that I needed you or anyone else to pay for my medication? I'm not so selfish that I'm only thinking about myelf. I'm thinking about people like my grandparents who have a limited income and no ability to earn more. I'm glad that at 71 you are self sufficient. Good for you. You better hope you dont suffer a stroke or other illness that leaves you having to rely on someone else, or at least hope those that you do have to rely on have more compassion that you do. By the way, my grandparents do not have a computer, internet OR a cell phone. I pay the co-pay cost for their medication but there are alot of elderly people in this country who go without medication, heat, food, etc because they have no means to get it.
maybe they will leave you their marta pass when they pass
ur missing the point

Carrollton, GA

#15 Oct 20, 2011
Yall are missing the whole point of this program. My father gets his meds through this program from his doctor. It is 100% free with no cost to anyone but the company who makes the pills. So you people complaining about helping that is not the truth. The other issue is from my understanding of this program they were charging people for meds and signing people up who should not even be on the program. People who have computers, 80in tvs, and shiny little hot rod wheel chairs. These people could have paid their own way. The people who really need these programs can still get it from the doctors. The article just says the police shut down the people running the company who were scamming everyone. My dad and my aunt still get their meds free every month. By the way they don't have a computer, tv, or a shiny hot rod wheel chair either.

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