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Pain pill supply tight at drugstores, but some rogue clinics have plenty

There are 31 comments on the WBZL-TV Hollywood story from Mar 6, 2011, titled Pain pill supply tight at drugstores, but some rogue clinics have plenty. In it, WBZL-TV Hollywood reports that:

The crackdown on South Florida's pill mills is shrinking pain drug supplies at many pharmacies, forcing some chronic pain patients to hunt far and wide - or go through withdrawal - if their store runs out.

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Ho Lee Schitt

Richmond, IN

#1 Mar 6, 2011
The thugs of the dea should be removed from the doctor patient relationship and control of the nation's pain drug supply. They think it is better for people to suffer unnecessarily.
JJ FLORIDA

AOL

#3 Mar 7, 2011
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
The thugs of the dea should be removed from the doctor patient relationship and control of the nation's pain drug supply. They think it is better for people to suffer unnecessarily.
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This Is My Thoughts On The Pill Clinic's,,
IS THIS
Folks Shoild Go To There Doctor To See Why There In So much Pain And Get REAL Help, Not Just Take Pills That They Get Hooked On.
I Have Had Pain All My Life Also Put I Never Take What The Doctor Don't Give Me.
The Lines Around The Broward Pill Clinic's Resemble A Line At Disney, And I Think That That Is B/S.
DEA THANK YOU
Good For The Bust And Raids On The Pill Clinic's. By The DEA I Think There Doing A GREAT JOB Of Closeing Them
My Final Words Are This.
The Law Should Shut Them Down And IF You Have A Health Problem Go To Your Doctor Or The Emergency Room , BUT Get Help DONOT COME DEPENDENT ON PILLS.
who="Ho Lee Schitt
You Might Not Like My Reply But Thats Life, Instead Of Getting Mad At Me For Telling My Thoughts
You Should Read The Sublimable Message In My Words
Have A Wonderful Day
AGAIN THANK YOU DEA KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GOD BLESS YOU
JJ FLORIDA

AOL

#4 Mar 7, 2011
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
The thugs of the dea should be removed from the doctor patient relationship and control of the nation's pain drug supply. They think it is better for people to suffer unnecessarily.
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P. S.
Get A LIFE.
And Help FOLKS!
And Not To Try To Let Them Keep Hurting Them Selves
END OF STORY

Since: Mar 11

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#5 Mar 7, 2011
Your logic makes too much sense, therefore no one will abide.
JJ FLORIDA

AOL

#6 Mar 7, 2011
Shrewd wrote:
Your logic makes too much sense, therefore no one will abide.
I Thought It Did,, Thank You :):)
JJ FLORIDA

AOL

#7 Mar 8, 2011
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
The thugs of the dea should be removed from the doctor patient relationship and control of the nation's pain drug supply. They think it is better for people to suffer unnecessarily.
"Ho Lee Schitt" ??
I Put This On Here Just For You To Read, After You Read It Sit And Ponder Then Tell Me To Do Away With The DEA.
If Your A Person That Goes To The Pill Pushers I Might Suggest You Get Real Help From A Real Doctor.Before Your Body Get Messed Up On The Pills.
Just My Thoughts, BUT I Do Know I'm Right
OK NOW REAR THIS "Ho Lee Schitt" I PUT IT HERE FOR YOUR READING ENJOYMENT.
P. S. GET HELP
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Sons and daughters, lost to a pill epidemic
At Broward pill clinics, the queue of customers can resemble a line at Disney. Three outraged moms are fighting back.
They formed the group in the midst of sorrow.
After Renee buried a son.
After Joyce watched her daughter relapse.
After Janet rocked an addicted infant to sleep in a hospital ward.
Three women, all healthcare professionals, each bringing her own tragic perspective to South Florida’s pill-mill crisis, banded together last year to form an advocacy group to force the closing of rogue pain clinics and ban the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone. Most of all, they want an end to the overdoses and funerals.
It is a mission born from personal experiences in Broward County, the capital of the prescription black market and a popular destination for pill poppers and pushers. In practical terms, it has meant three friends joining forces to demand stronger laws from legislators, taking their cause to the streets by holding monthly rallies outside suspect pain clinics. They are the faces behind the e-mails, the letters, the hand-lettered picket signs, the organization they named STOPP NOW — Stop the Organized Pill Pushers.
And they are mothers, torn between the emptiness of loss and outrage toward a government they believe hasn’t done enough.
“Every day, we are losing our children,’’ says Renee Doyle, 57, a licensed practical nurse whose son died in an oxycodone-related car accident 15 months ago.“They are addicted to these pain pills and they are not your loved ones anymore. They are lost and you just don’t know if you will ever get them back.’’
Each day in Florida, seven people on average take a fatal dose of prescription drugs. Over the years, lax regulation has helped to create a landscape of storefront pain clinics operating in nondescript shopping plazas, dispensing millions of pills with little — or no — medical reason. In Broward alone, more than one million pills are dispensed every month, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. And most mornings, dozens of buyers line up outside the county’s 130 clinics. They leave in vehicles with tags from Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and other eastern states, with pills to use and resell. In the first half of 2010 alone, doctors in Florida doled out nine times more oxycodone than in the rest of the entire United States during the same time frame.
PAIN INTO ACTION
“It used to be crack and heroin, now it’s a war on pills,’’ says Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, who has pushed for more regulation for seven years.“And Broward County is ground zero. There are more pain clinics here than Starbucks. How can that be?’’
He said groups like STOPP NOW and NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education) have funneled personal pain into action.
“These are people who know the human toll of this problem because they have lost children,” he said.“They know better than anyone.’’
In February, Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a series of proposals for the legislative season aimed at bolstering the state’s role in shutting down the pill mills.
JJ FLORIDA

AOL

#8 Mar 8, 2011
"Ho Lee Schitt" ??

I Put This On Here Just For You To Read, After You Read It Sit And Ponder Then Tell Me To Do Away With The DEA.
If Your A Person That Goes To The Pill Pushers I Might Suggest You Get Real Help From A Real Doctor.Before Your Body Get Messed Up On The Pills.
Just My Thoughts, BUT I Do Know I'm Right

OK NOW THIS "Ho Lee Schitt" I PUT IT HERE FOR YOUR READING ENJOYMENT.
P. S. GET HELP
**********

Sons and daughters, lost to a pill epidemic
At Broward pill clinics, the queue of customers can resemble a line at Disney. Three outraged moms are fighting back.

They formed the group in the midst of sorrow.
After Renee buried a son.

After Joyce watched her daughter relapse.

After Janet rocked an addicted infant to sleep in a hospital ward.

Three women, all healthcare professionals, each bringing her own tragic perspective to South Florida’s pill-mill crisis, banded together last year to form an advocacy group to force the closing of rogue pain clinics and ban the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone. Most of all, they want an end to the overdoses and funerals.

It is a mission born from personal experiences in Broward County, the capital of the prescription black market and a popular destination for pill poppers and pushers. In practical terms, it has meant three friends joining forces to demand stronger laws from legislators, taking their cause to the streets by holding monthly rallies outside suspect pain clinics. They are the faces behind the e-mails, the letters, the hand-lettered picket signs, the organization they named STOPP NOW — Stop the Organized Pill Pushers.

And they are mothers, torn between the emptiness of loss and outrage toward a government they believe hasn’t done enough.

“Every day, we are losing our children,’’ says Renee Doyle, 57, a licensed practical nurse whose son died in an oxycodone-related car accident 15 months ago.“They are addicted to these pain pills and they are not your loved ones anymore. They are lost and you just don’t know if you will ever get them back.’’

Each day in Florida, seven people on average take a fatal dose of prescription drugs. Over the years, lax regulation has helped to create a landscape of storefront pain clinics operating in nondescript shopping plazas, dispensing millions of pills with little — or no — medical reason. In Broward alone, more than one million pills are dispensed every month, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. And most mornings, dozens of buyers line up outside the county’s 130 clinics. They leave in vehicles with tags from Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and other eastern states, with pills to use and resell. In the first half of 2010 alone, doctors in Florida doled out nine times more oxycodone than in the rest of the entire United States during the same time frame.
JJFLORIDA

Hollywood, FL

#9 Mar 8, 2011
"Ho Lee Schitt" ??
THE REST OF THE STORY
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PAIN INTO ACTION

“It used to be crack and heroin, now it’s a war on pills,’’ says Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, who has pushed for more regulation for seven years.“And Broward County is ground zero. There are more pain clinics here than Starbucks. How can that be?’’

He said groups like STOPP NOW and NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education) have funneled personal pain into action.

“These are people who know the human toll of this problem because they have lost children,” he said.“They know better than anyone.’’

In February, Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a series of proposals for the legislative season aimed at bolstering the state’s role in shutting down the pill mills.

But Gov. Rick Scott is vehemently opposed to the one tool — a database to track prescription sales — that law enforcement authorities say offers the best shot at curbing doctor-hopping and excessive prescriptions. He cites privacy issues as the reason he will repeal the measure, which was approved by the Legislature two years ago but was delayed by a dispute among possible contractors.

In 2009, 1,185 people overdosed on oxycodone in Florida, up almost 26 percent from 2008, according to the Florida Medical Examiners Commission. The drug was a factor in 763 more deaths that year. One of them was Blayne Lewis, the second youngest of Doyle’s four sons. Lewis, who struggled to conquer his craving for the high of prescription pills for seven years, was hit by a car on a December night when he wandered across State Road 7 in Davie in an oxycodone-fueled haze.

Doyle unknowingly drove right past the scene. She was returning from visiting a new grandson at Plantation General Hospital. She saw a body, covered with canvas.

“I remember thinking,‘oh no, there’s an accident and I hope no one has been hurt.’ When I saw someone had been hit by a car, I had no idea it was my own son,’’ she says softly.“He had been in such a drugged-out stupor.’’
JJFLORIDA

Hollywood, FL

#10 Mar 8, 2011
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
The thugs of the dea should be removed from the doctor patient relationship and control of the nation's pain drug supply. They think it is better for people to suffer unnecessarily.
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"Ho Lee Schitt" ??
MORE TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY
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THE WAY HE WAS

Before he slipped into the oblivion of drugs, Lewis was a romantic. He kept a journal and loved Disney movies. He was an avid fisherman and dreamed of having a house full of children. He got his first blue pill in 2002 as treatment for a knee injury.

“It started as a way to help with his injury but once he couldn’t get it from the doctor, he started looking for the pain clinics,’’ Doyle says.“We had so many ups and downs where he would think he had beat it. Then he would have a relapse.’’

Lewis fed his habit by bouncing from pain clinic to pain clinic around Broward, buying — and eventually selling — large quantities of pills.

In November 2009, Lewis relapsed again. He spent four days in the hospital detoxing.

“When he was recovering, he told me about all the pill mills, how he could doctor shop to get anything he needed,” Doyle recalls.“We got him into a [recovery] program. I remember picking him up from the intensive care unit to take him there.’’

In the car, the song I Am Home by Christian rock band Switchfoot was playing. Doyle prayed Lewis had reached a turning point.

Two weeks later, he was dead. He was 27.

Lewis was buried at a Hollywood cemetery. Among those at the funeral: Janet Colbert. Doyle and Colbert were old friends, once living on the same street in a Dania Beach neighborhood. Their children grew up together.

Colbert, a neonatal nurse in Broward, was starting to see a wave of addicted babies coming into her unit, a chilling reminder of the 1990s, when she dealt with infants withdrawing from crack cocaine.

“In our unit, you would see babies every once in a while that were addicted. But then I was seeing it more and more. Right before Blayne overdosed, we had eight babies here at one time. We were asking ourselves,‘what is going on?’ ’’ she says.

One baby who had been exposed to oxycodone in the uterus screamed and trembled, she said. He was so bad that he “couldn’t suck on his bottle. He couldn’t sleep.”

Then Doyle told her about Broward’s pill mills:“I knew we had the answer and I knew we had to do something.’’
JJFLORIDA

Hollywood, FL

#11 Mar 8, 2011
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
The thugs of the dea should be removed from the doctor patient relationship and control of the nation's pain drug supply. They think it is better for people to suffer unnecessarily.
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"Ho Lee Schitt" ??
MORE TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY
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LIVING IN FEAR

Colbert met Joy Saghy, 47, a respiratory therapist, at work.

Saghy walked in the room one day where Colbert was rocking an addicted newborn to sleep. Saghy began sharing her own story of living with a daughter who has been addicted to oxycodone for six years. Bree Saghy, a teenager at the time, would make two-hour trips from the family’s home in Sebastian to Broward pain clinics to pick up monthly stashes of oxycodone, Xanax and Soma, a muscle relaxant, before the family moved to Fort Lauderdale last January.

“It’s been constant lying, constant manipulation to feed the addiction. It robs them of their soul,’’ says Saghy.“I live in fear. Everyday I go home, open her door and pray to God she is still breathing.’’

Bree Saghy, now 23, swallowed her first one-fourth of a pill at a bar when she was 17, self-medication for a bad break-up. At the time, she was set on a career doing hair and nails.

But it was the beginning of a spiral that has included repeated stints in rehab, a one-year jail term for possession and a hepatitis C diagnosis from crushing and shooting up the medication. Two years ago, Bree also witnessed her mother frantically perform CPR on a close friend who was overdosing on prescription drugs in the Saghy home. He died hours later.

For Saghy, life is a never-ending, uncontrollable urge for more pills — to swallow whole or grind for snorting or shooting up. On her first visit to a pain clinic off Sample Road, Bree told the doctor she had fallen off a horse. She had no bruises, no X-rays, no MRI. She walked out the door with 240 oxycodone, 90 Xanax and 90 Suma pills.

“It gives you this feeling of euphoria,’’ she says.“Once you get that first high, you spend the rest of your time chasing that feeling and it never feels that good again, but that doesn’t stop you from chasing it.’’

Clean for just over a week, Bree Saghy is open about the destruction her 20-pill-a-day habit has caused.

“It ruined me. I put my family through pure hell. I have forged checks, I have pawned everything in my mother’s house including her engagement ring. I have stolen her bank cards, all to get high,’’ she says.“And yet, they have loved me unconditionally and tried over and over to save me.’’

By the spring of 2010, Doyle, Colbert and Saghy were sitting over sandwiches at Lester’s Diner in Fort Lauderdale plotting their next move. Each brought a particular experience, a particular pain to the lunch.

“We sat at the table talking about how we needed to do something immediately because people were dying and babies were coming into the world hooked on oxycodone,’’ Colbert says.“We said we would get a group going and write letters and then we said let’s start holding rallies at these pain clinics to raise awareness. It was also a good form of therapy.’’

The women founded STOPP NOW, with the goal of banning oxycodone – except when treating late stages of cancer – and supporting the database.

They held their first rally in August at a pain clinic on Griffin Road. It was just the three of them and a handful of family members and close friends, marching in front of storefronts and strip malls where pain clinics dole out their wares, hoisting signs that read “In Memory of Blayne” and “Stopp the Crooked Doctors” and “Pain Clinics Kill People.”
JJFLORIDA

Hollywood, FL

#12 Mar 8, 2011
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
The thugs of the dea should be removed from the doctor patient relationship and control of the nation's pain drug supply. They think it is better for people to suffer unnecessarily.
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"Ho Lee Schitt" ??
MORE TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY AND THE END
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A GROWING VOICE

As word spread, the monthly rallies grew. Now as many as 50 protesters, mostly relatives of those who overdosed, show up at rallies in Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Hollywood.

“We were overwhelmed with the number of cars that would stop. At every rally, a parent has gotten out their car crying. One mother from Hollywood told us she had not left her house for two years since the death of her son,’’ Colbert says.“She doesn’t have a computer so we have to call her for each rally and she is always there.’’

One Saturday in January, STOPP NOW held a three-hour rally in front of Commercial Medical Group in Oakland Park. Two weeks ago, that business was one of more than 20 suspected pill mills raided by narcotic agents. According to federal agents, Commercial Medical is one of seven clinics in South Florida owned by Vincent Colangelo; collectively, those businesses dispensed 660,000 oxycodone pills over a two-year period.

Next week, the women travel to Tallahassee where they will have separate meetings with Senate President Mike Haridopolos and Senators Mike Fasano and Dave Aronberg. Their message is unwavering:“We will tell them that these pill mills are destroying our community,’’ Colbert says.

Two days before the trip, Renee visited the site where her son was killed off State Road 7. She visits the memorial marker — which has a Drive Safely sign — often, decorating it for the seasons and holidays. On Friday, she left a green leprechaun hat.

St. Patrick’s Day was one of Blayne’s favorite holidays.

So Take The Advice "Ho Lee Schitt" And Get Help

To The DEA KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND CLOSE UP THE PILL PUSHERS
Superhiway

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Mar 8, 2011
JJ FLORIDA wrote:
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This Is My Thoughts On The Pill Clinic's,,
IS THIS
Folks Shoild Go To There Doctor To See Why There In So much Pain And Get REAL Help, Not Just Take Pills That They Get Hooked On.
U
JJFLORIDA,
Your comments are yours, and there is nothing wrong with that. But one should not act as if they are well informed on a subject if their writings prove to others that they really know nothing about it. Let alone, not even care to obtain information that is readily available to one that desires to seek it. That is clearly defined as ignorance.
Don't you think that a chronic pain patient has already been to their doctor if not multiple physicians, and has already had their condition properly diagnosed? There is not a cure for each and every pain condition out there. i.e. CRPS,(Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), RSD, Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy. That is just two examples. Hence, one may require continued, lifelone pharmaceutical therapy. That which is provided by a licensed pain management practitioner. Do some reading. Get yourself "learned" a bit.
Ignorance:
Ignorance is a state of being uninformed (lack of knowledge). The word "ignorant" is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware. "Ignoramus" is commonly used as a name of someone who is overwhelmingly ignorant.
Ignorance should be distinguished from stupidity, although both can lead to "unwise" acts. Also, if important information is available, one may fail to acquire it due to lack of intelligence (not realizing its importance, or not understanding it).
JJ FLORIDA

AOL

#14 Mar 10, 2011
Superhiway wrote:
<quoted text>
JJFLORIDA,
Your comments are yours, and there is nothing wrong with that. But one should not act as if they are well informed on a subject if their writings prove to others that they really know nothing about it. Let alone, not even care to obtain information that is readily available to one that desires to seek it. That is clearly defined as ignorance.
Don't you think that a chronic pain patient has already been to their doctor if not multiple physicians, and has already had their condition properly diagnosed? There is not a cure for each and every pain condition out there. i.e. CRPS,(Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), RSD, Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy. That is just two examples. Hence, one may require continued, lifelone pharmaceutical therapy. That which is provided by a licensed pain management practitioner. Do some reading. Get yourself "learned" a bit.
Ignorance:
Ignorance is a state of being uninformed (lack of knowledge). The word "ignorant" is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware. "Ignoramus" is commonly used as a name of someone who is overwhelmingly ignorant.
Ignorance should be distinguished from stupidity, although both can lead to "unwise" acts. Also, if important information is available, one may fail to acquire it due to lack of intelligence (not realizing its importance, or not understanding it).
Well Im Not Going To Comment On Your Statment.

But I Will Say This,
Sons and daughters, lost to a pill epidemic
At Broward pill clinics, the queue of customers can resemble a line at Disney. Three outraged moms are fighting back.

Three women, all healthcare professionals, each bringing her own tragic perspective to South Florida’s pill-mill crisis, banded together last year to form an advocacy group to force the closing of rogue pain clinics and ban the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone. Most of all, they want an end to the overdoses and funerals.

It is a mission born from personal experiences in Broward County, the capital of the prescription black market and a popular destination for pill poppers and pushers. In practical terms, it has meant three friends joining forces to demand stronger laws from legislators, taking their cause to the streets by holding monthly rallies outside suspect pain clinics. They are the faces behind the e-mails, the letters, the hand-lettered picket signs, the organization they named STOPP NOW — Stop the Organized Pill Pushers.

You Tell Me Is That The Right Way To Go ????? I Think NOT

It Has Nothing To Do With Being Ignorant, But Rather SMART, So Stay Off The Pain Pills, And Be SMART Rather Then Ignorant :):)

Since: Mar 09

Fort Myers, FL

#15 Mar 14, 2011
Superhiway wrote:
<quoted text>
JJFLORIDA,
Your comments are yours, and there is nothing wrong with that. But one should not act as if they are well informed on a subject if their writings prove to others that they really know nothing about it. Let alone, not even care to obtain information that is readily available to one that desires to seek it. That is clearly defined as ignorance.
Don't you think that a chronic pain patient has already been to their doctor if not multiple physicians, and has already had their condition properly diagnosed? There is not a cure for each and every pain condition out there. i.e. CRPS,(Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), RSD, Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy. That is just two examples. Hence, one may require continued, lifelone pharmaceutical therapy. That which is provided by a licensed pain management practitioner. Do some reading. Get yourself "learned" a bit.
Ignorance:
Ignorance is a state of being uninformed (lack of knowledge). The word "ignorant" is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware. "Ignoramus" is commonly used as a name of someone who is overwhelmingly ignorant.
Ignorance should be distinguished from stupidity, although both can lead to "unwise" acts. Also, if important information is available, one may fail to acquire it due to lack of intelligence (not realizing its importance, or not understanding it).
You are RIGHT ON ! I couldn't have said it any better than you! I have 2 teenagers & lost a brother to drugs back in 1973. I am horrified that children, teenagers & adults are lost in drug addiction. That is NO REFLECTION on the LEGITIMATE C.P.Patients that have diseases, having no relief in sight & will NEVER GET BETTER therefore are forced to live in pain. When we go to LEGITIMATE DOCTORS not PAIN MILLS with our test results & other conclusive proof of our diseases, we should have no regrets or hesitation in taking a medication that will allow us to live a somewhat normal life. I have to take care of my family, if it weren't for medications i'd be bed-ridden & that is no life. My heart hurts badly for ignorant/naive people from all ages & all walks of life that have made the ultimate bad decision that has taken their precious life. Again, I can not stress enough ... that it is no fault of ours ( the CPP's ) or our Legit. Dr's & the DEA should ONLY be prosecuting and/or attacking the one's who are breaking the laws..... MY DOCTOR'S & MY PHARMACISTS HAVE BEEN THREATENED W/O CAUSE BY THE DEA & THE FBI, WITH FUTURE PROSECUTION W/O CAUSE,'IF'... THEY DARE TO PRESCRIBE MORE THAN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IF ANY ! This forced my Dr. for fear of future unwarranted prosecution, to STOP COMPLETELY prescribing the ONLY medication that has helped me these past 8 years "Roxicodone" ..... THIS SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED & THE DEA SHOULD NEVER HAVE THE POWER TO COME BETWEEN A LEGIT DR/PATIENT & PHARMACIST, IT'S ALL WRONG, UNFAIR & has caused ME & many others undeserved grief, pain, anxiety! I've come to realize that due to their (DEA) actions, many have turned to crime because of this. I'm talking LEGITMATE PEOPLE & more criminals on the increase in activity ( I had to change my Dr. & have gone through much upheaval & withdrawal due to massive reduction in my medication) It's shameful, due to what they are doing and have done, has accomplished creating a nightmare, therefore the opposite has happened. Between the increased crime, the halt of production, causing the availability to become scarce, which in turn is causing legit. Pharmacists to ONLY SELL TO CASH CUSTOMERS so they can re-coop their losses from the Ins. Companies who still reimburse them @ the old price. This DOMINO effect has hurt the very people who are in dire need & FACILITATED THE CONTINUED & PROGRESSIVE CRIME WITHIN &n OUTSIDE OF THE LEGITIMATE people in every vocation on both sides. This is a crime in itself ! SHAME ON YOU DEA ! You need to redirect your efforts !!
JJFLORIDA

AOL

#16 Mar 14, 2011
Elinor wrote:
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You are RIGHT ON ! I couldn't have said it any better than you! I have 2 teenagers & lost a brother to drugs back in 1973. I am horrified that children, teenagers & adults are lost in drug addiction. That is NO REFLECTION on the LEGITIMATE C.P.Patients that have diseases, having no relief in sight & will NEVER GET BETTER therefore are forced to live in pain. When we go to LEGITIMATE DOCTORS not PAIN MILLS with our test results & other conclusive proof of our diseases, we should have no regrets or hesitation in taking a medication that will allow us to live a somewhat normal life. I have to take care of my family, if it weren't for medications i'd be bed-ridden & that is no life. My heart hurts badly for ignorant/naive people from all ages & all walks of life that have made the ultimate bad decision that has taken their precious life. Again, I can not stress enough ... that it is no fault of ours ( the CPP's ) or our Legit. Dr's & the DEA should ONLY be prosecuting and/or attacking the one's who are breaking the laws..... MY DOCTOR'S & MY PHARMACISTS HAVE BEEN THREATENED W/O CAUSE BY THE DEA & THE FBI, WITH FUTURE PROSECUTION W/O CAUSE,'IF'... THEY DARE TO PRESCRIBE MORE THAN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IF ANY ! This forced my Dr. for fear of future unwarranted prosecution, to STOP COMPLETELY prescribing the ONLY medication that has helped me these past 8 years "Roxicodone" ..... THIS SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED & THE DEA SHOULD NEVER HAVE THE POWER TO COME BETWEEN A LEGIT DR/PATIENT & PHARMACIST, IT'S ALL WRONG, UNFAIR & has caused ME & many others undeserved grief, pain, anxiety! I've come to realize that due to their (DEA) actions, many have turned to crime because of this. I'm talking LEGITMATE PEOPLE & more criminals on the increase in activity ( I had to change my Dr. & have gone through much upheaval & withdrawal due to massive reduction in my medication) It's shameful, due to what they are doing and have done, has accomplished creating a nightmare, therefore the opposite has happened. Between the increased crime, the halt of production, causing the availability to become scarce, which in turn is causing legit. Pharmacists to ONLY SELL TO CASH CUSTOMERS so they can re-coop their losses from the Ins. Companies who still reimburse them @ the old price. This DOMINO effect has hurt the very people who are in dire need & FACILITATED THE CONTINUED & PROGRESSIVE CRIME WITHIN &n OUTSIDE OF THE LEGITIMATE people in every vocation on both sides. This is a crime in itself ! SHAME ON YOU DEA ! You need to redirect your efforts !!
"This is a crime in itself ! SHAME ON YOU DEA ! You need to redirect your efforts !! "

I Agree 100%
Joe

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Mar 15, 2011
JJFLORIDA wrote:
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"Ho Lee Schitt" ??
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THE WAY HE WAS
Before he slipped into the oblivion of drugs, Lewis was a romantic. He kept a journal and loved Disney movies. He was an avid fisherman and dreamed of having a house full of children. He got his first blue pill in 2002 as treatment for a knee injury.
“It started as a way to help with his injury but once he couldn’t get it from the doctor, he started looking for the pain clinics,’’ Doyle says.“We had so many ups and downs where he would think he had beat it. Then he would have a relapse.’’
Lewis fed his habit by bouncing from pain clinic to pain clinic around Broward, buying — and eventually selling — large quantities of pills.
In November 2009, Lewis relapsed again. He spent four days in the hospital detoxing.
“When he was recovering, he told me about all the pill mills, how he could doctor shop to get anything he needed,” Doyle recalls.“We got him into a [recovery] program. I remember picking him up from the intensive care unit to take him there.’’
In the car, the song I Am Home by Christian rock band Switchfoot was playing. Doyle prayed Lewis had reached a turning point.
Two weeks later, he was dead. He was 27.
Lewis was buried at a Hollywood cemetery. Among those at the funeral: Janet Colbert. Doyle and Colbert were old friends, once living on the same street in a Dania Beach neighborhood. Their children grew up together.
Colbert, a neonatal nurse in Broward, was starting to see a wave of addicted babies coming into her unit, a chilling reminder of the 1990s, when she dealt with infants withdrawing from crack cocaine.
“In our unit, you would see babies every once in a while that were addicted. But then I was seeing it more and more. Right before Blayne overdosed, we had eight babies here at one time. We were asking ourselves,‘what is going on?’&#8201;’’ she says.
One baby who had been exposed to oxycodone in the uterus screamed and trembled, she said. He was so bad that he “couldn’t suck on his bottle. He couldn’t sleep.”
Then Doyle told her about Broward’s pill mills:“I knew we had the answer and I knew we had to do something.’’
Hey there JJ What DEA office do you work out of?
JJ FLORIDA

AOL

#18 Mar 15, 2011
Joe wrote:
<quoted text> Hey there JJ What DEA office do you work out of?
I Don't I Just See Whats Going On With My Eyes And And I Read The News Paper The Obituaries.

Down Here Is South Florida The Place Is Running Rampart With Back Ally Drug Houses, And Pill Pushers.

You Or Me Don't Have To Be DEA To See Whats Going On In Life.

Way To Many Folks Young And Old Are Becoming Drug Addict Or Depending On Them Pills "OXY" OR DIEING With Over Dose.

It's Very Simple Want To Live "DON'T TAKE DRUGS" Want To DIE
"Take Them" Your Choice, But I Hope You Want To Live.

So You Can Make Your Choice To Do Or Not Do Druges, All Im Doing It Telling The Truth On Whats Going On In The Druge World As I Read And See It

Be Smart If Your On Them Get Off Them As FAST As You Can
END OF STORY :):):)
JJ FLORIDA

AOL

#19 Mar 15, 2011
Joe wrote:
<quoted text> Hey there JJ What DEA office do you work out of?
P.S.
Joe
You Can Read The Same Thing In The News Paper Every Day Down Here.

Thats Where I Got All My Post At, The Miami Herald
Thanks For Reading It
I Only Hope The Light Light Up For Most Who Reads It
to all high and mighties

Nicholasville, KY

#20 Apr 25, 2011
i am so sick of people acting like they know about drugs. the ones that overdose are ignorant people and they make it hard for people with REAL pain to get help. i have a crushed hip and 3 herniated discs in my back. i cant move out of bed without almost crying and cant get surgery cause they charge so much to do it so the only thing i can do is take my medications. so not all people have a problem they are actually in pain and need help and the states that have the mointoring system is fine for me cause i stay at one doctor and one pharmacy and my pharmacy keeps getting higher to fill my medications because of the idiotic people who do mess with the drugs
Ho Lee Schitt

Warrington, PA

#21 Apr 25, 2011
Right you are! Why should those in REAL pain be forced to suffer unnecessarily because of a tiny group of morons that abuse opiates. They should shut the obvious pill mills down but in many cases the dea thugs have arrested compassionate doctors because they thought they were writing 'too many' prescriptions for pain meds. In most of these cases the doctors were following accepted medical standards. Since when do dea agents WITH NO MEDICAL DEGREES determine what doctors can and can't prescribe? Anyone that has seen a relative or loved one suffer because of these insane policies will probably agree that the dea should be removed from the doctor patient relationship. If you people want to suffer pain then go ahead but stay out of the lives of others! Quit your self righteous posturing!

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