Drug screening now mandatory from your doctor!!

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whatdahell

Fitzgerald, GA

#1 Feb 2, 2012
Thanks to all the prescription pain pill dealers on the street, your doctor is now required to conduct a drug screen on your urine when you go to see them to prove that your taking them and not selling them. While I realize that this is needed in today's society, it's also sad that it has come to this. We who are not drug dealers are now treated as if we are guilty before being found innocent , what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? That kind of just got thrown out the window. My nurse told me today that this was not the Dr's idea, it was being mandated from the DEA for anyone taking prescription pain killers and nerve pills such as Xanax for a period of 90 days or longer. Think about it, what happens if two or three days before you see your doctor, you don't take a pain pill,.... simple it won't show up in the test and you will be presumed guilty of selling your medicine. Something about that is just not right!
Lycos

Gainesville, GA

#2 Feb 2, 2012
I agree that it's terrible that everyone has to suffer because of the ignorance of a few. But what's worse is that it really doesn't solve the problem. People that sell their meds just save enough to take before they go to the doctor, so it doesn't stop anything and punishes people that take their medication legitimately.
sorry

Dawson, GA

#3 Feb 2, 2012
it just goes to show that one person can screw up the WHOLE thing. personally i LOVE the face that we its now MANDATED in our office to drug screen. we can now weed out the ones that are abusing our services and make more time for the ones who arent. i dont see it as "punishment" to the ones that are taking it like they are suppose to. not hiding anything?? then you shouldnt have a problem with doing a drug screen....
well i be a monkeys uncle

Gainesville, GA

#4 Feb 2, 2012
sorry wrote:
it just goes to show that one person can screw up the WHOLE thing. personally i LOVE the face that we its now MANDATED in our office to drug screen. we can now weed out the ones that are abusing our services and make more time for the ones who arent. i dont see it as "punishment" to the ones that are taking it like they are suppose to. not hiding anything?? then you shouldnt have a problem with doing a drug screen....
I do not mind taking the drug test.I just mind PAYING for the nonsence.When i know i take my medication like i am suppose to.And it does seem like after passing all of them,and it has been a few,They would know i do not abuse my medication!!
NoWay

Alma, GA

#5 Feb 2, 2012
whatdahell wrote:
Thanks to all the prescription pain pill dealers on the street, your doctor is now required to conduct a drug screen on your urine when you go to see them to prove that your taking them and not selling them. While I realize that this is needed in today's society, it's also sad that it has come to this. We who are not drug dealers are now treated as if we are guilty before being found innocent , what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? That kind of just got thrown out the window. My nurse told me today that this was not the Dr's idea, it was being mandated from the DEA for anyone taking prescription pain killers and nerve pills such as Xanax for a period of 90 days or longer. Think about it, what happens if two or three days before you see your doctor, you don't take a pain pill,.... simple it won't show up in the test and you will be presumed guilty of selling your medicine. Something about that is just not right!
That's NOT TRUE. That's just another clever way to charge for another test drummed up by a "coding specialist." I work at a physician's office and we have never drug tested for DEA purposes. We test if someone is being monitored by some licensing board such as Nursing or Physicians for drug abuse. I would suggest you use your PC to look up the so-called DEA mandates.
whatdahell

Fitzgerald, GA

#6 Feb 2, 2012
NoWay wrote:
<quoted text> That's NOT TRUE. That's just another clever way to charge for another test drummed up by a "coding specialist." I work at a physician's office and we have never drug tested for DEA purposes. We test if someone is being monitored by some licensing board such as Nursing or Physicians for drug abuse. I would suggest you use your PC to look up the so-called DEA mandates.
Came straight from a nurse today
SusieQ

Byron, GA

#7 Feb 2, 2012
NoWay wrote:
<quoted text> That's NOT TRUE. That's just another clever way to charge for another test drummed up by a "coding specialist." I work at a physician's office and we have never drug tested for DEA purposes. We test if someone is being monitored by some licensing board such as Nursing or Physicians for drug abuse. I would suggest you use your PC to look up the so-called DEA mandates.
What needs to happen is the doctors who prescribe these drugs need to have their license taken,then we wouldn't need the drug screens for patients. Rather than enforce the code of ethics for doctors,the burden is now shifted to the patients. My doctors do not play,you will no get drugs that everyone wants or like.You get what you need and no more.
I vote they lock up the doctors who are basically selling drugs and leave the rest of us alone.Just saw on the news that a judge in FLA has put a stay on the enforcement of a new law requiring welfare recipents to drug test. The same man who wrote the bill stated if you got state money,yet he refused to take a drug test.

Since: Feb 11

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#8 Feb 2, 2012
Those who need them, need them. Those who do not, should not have them. The government mandates drugs and welfare. I believe in government working for the best interest. I believe if we can have a government that let's one come into this country and have 6 babies under their dime, they should spend as much on drug rehabilitation. Drugs kill people everyday! Druggies do not usually have proper burial arrangements pre planned. Therefor the STATE picks up the deceased and guess what, it's on the governments dime. The actual cost of a funeral ranges from 5600-12000. I know for a fact. The cost of rehab ranges the same, and this I know for a fact. Is it a poverty issue with drugs? No, I do not believe all druggies start out born under medicaid/Peachcare State funding but then you do have those who are, then buried buy the State as well. How exactly can one put a price on ones being? Regardless of situations either caused by poverty or caused by wealthy, somebody somewhere loved each and every druggie victim. You really can't say that doctors alone are responsible. Some people have too much pride to go and get professional help be it who they are or where they came from. Then you have those who are prescribed and do learn substance abuse and addiction. It's a heavy thought to weigh out on which is more at fault. Shrooms, Acid and other psychedelic hallucinates only create an outage and pretty idealistic transformations for a short period of time. I personally do not understand exactly why people like to do them except for the escape of reality. Do I think it should be covered by the government, hell yea! People who are not in touch with reality are dangerous! Should they be able to receive help from the State, only for rehabilitation services until they are clean, then yes, help them get on their feet again, watch to make sure they do not relapse, and help them get on their life in order. If they continue to fall again and again, you have a drug dealer who does not know how to leave them alone or visa versa. Be it a medical doctor writing illegal prescriptions or not. If they knowing sell or prescribe to a fallen, they are as guilty if not moreso. It's an armchair thought. That is all. How do you weigh in and out? How do you cure? Just say no to drugs.
ziggy

Flowery Branch, GA

#9 Feb 3, 2012
One of your finer post there Stardust.
Just me

Broxton, GA

#10 Feb 3, 2012
This may be a little bothersome right now.But in the long run its helping get the pills atleast a lilltle under control.
conservative taxpayer

United States

#11 Feb 3, 2012
Drug test for the meds, stop the nonsense and abuse. The main pills abused are in the herion family of drugs. Funny thing is the taxpayers are paying for the abuse.....how many people are receiving pain killers with medicaid paying doctor and pharmacy bills while they sell them at aprox a dollar per mg. Do the adding and you will see a person who gets 120 10mg lorcets makes a cool grand of cash besides all the other free hand outs the tax payer provides. Sad part is the working man gets nothing for free. Drug testing would curb the abuse of the drug and the abuse of medicaid.
escape-to-nowher e

United States

#13 Feb 4, 2012
well i be a monkeys uncle wrote:
<quoted text>I do not mind taking the drug test.I just mind PAYING for the nonsence.When i know i take my medication like i am suppose to.And it does seem like after passing all of them,and it has been a few,They would know i do not abuse my medication!!
Same here, I don't have a problem taking the test but money is tight these days, I live on a fixed income and my meds say (as needed) I'm older and have maintance meds, can't afford to pay for a test every time and I guess I'll have to take the ones that say (as Needed) even if I'm having a fairly decent day. The powers that be win again.
ziggy

Flowery Branch, GA

#14 Feb 4, 2012
Same old story. A few wins out over the mass.
whatdahell

Fitzgerald, GA

#15 Feb 4, 2012
The trouble is no one with the power to make such rules has any common sense.
cornhole252

Alma, GA

#16 Feb 4, 2012
drug monitoring is needed by all dr's who prescribe ANY type of controlled medication. people that do not need the medicine shouldnt be getting it and selling it....it's not right that people a dr goes to college all them years and writes medication based on his findings(x ray, mri, ct, labs) and people sell the medicines that are prescribed to them. if you go to a dr and recieve these kinds of medicine you SHOULD be REQUIRED to do and PAY the test as instructed. if you need the medicines you should have no problem taking the tests. many pain management places don't take medicare or medicaid and they shouldn't! medicaid SHOULDN'T pay for rehab either! we, the WORKING people are the one's fitting the bill for all this medicaid crap and i for one think it's stupid for the state to pay for any type of drug rehabilation!
SusieQ

Douglas, GA

#17 Feb 4, 2012
you know the sad part is that the people who need controlled drugs would not give them to you nor sell them.Whomever is selling the drugs should never be allowed contol scripts ever again.
If you know someone who sells their meds,they do not need them and you should turn them in. Of course if you are the one buying,that's out of the question.
MyDaddy

Gainesville, GA

#18 Feb 4, 2012
Let me just say this...some people must have pain meds to function BECAUSE they are in LEGITIMATE severe pain. My Dad is 89 with 5 collapsed discs in his back. He has too many health problems to have surgery. If a patient takes the meds as prescribed then there is no problem and a patient will not get hooked. A patient/care taker must have a responsible attitude about taking any medications. Who in the world wants to become dependant on anything even if you are 89? He has taken pain medication for about 3 years but not everyday because some days he says he is ok and doesn't really need it(usually because he has not gotten out of bed that day) but is NEVER given any additional meds before the prescribed time. I just wanted to post because I know pain meds can be taken/administered responsibility! Not everybody is trying to get high!
PooKee

Gainesville, GA

#19 Feb 4, 2012
Thanks MyDaddy for reminding us WHY these drugs were invented.
razorback

Omega, GA

#20 Feb 4, 2012
serious pain can cause heart attack or stroke, i know for a fact. the pain can raise your blood pressure really scarey high!! some pain meds are a need for real and the drs can tell by the tests if drugs are needed-they are not dumb as some perceive!!

GOOD POST STARDUST4U!!
MyDaddy

Gainesville, GA

#21 Feb 4, 2012
razorback wrote:
serious pain can cause heart attack or stroke, i know for a fact. the pain can raise your blood pressure really scarey high!! some pain meds are a need for real and the drs can tell by the tests if drugs are needed-they are not dumb as some perceive!!
GOOD POST STARDUST4U!!
Yes, Razorback, you are correct. Monitoring is a must!

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