Portsmouth goes after 'pill mills'

Portsmouth goes after 'pill mills'

There are 26 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Oct 27, 2010, titled Portsmouth goes after 'pill mills'. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Officials in the Ohio River city that some call the epicenter of the prescription-drug abuse problem say they are the first in the state to enact a moratorium on illicit pain-management clinics.

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Amused Local

Columbus, OH

#1 Oct 27, 2010
That takes care of the ones within the city limits. Now, what about the ones just outside their jurisdiction in the county? How about the ones in other counties? A recent drug bust in Portsmouth included people from Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo. Scioto County is just their dumping ground. This problem needs to be addressed statewide.
Black Lion

Nashport, OH

#2 Oct 27, 2010
"The law says that no permits or licenses will be issued to such clinics.

The trouble is, Ohio does not yet license pain clinics."

You could stomp your feet and get red in the face too but since there are no laws against it you can do little else. Is a politician trying to score votes just before the election with this toothless action?
Silky Johnson

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 27, 2010
Why don't the folks who are against these places just go and set up shop across the street for the pill mill, hassling the addicts by taking pictures of who comes in and out, just like those religious nuts who sit in front of strip bars.
annie O

Broken Arrow, OK

#4 Oct 27, 2010
Portmouth does not need pill mills.only nasty people go to them
EMU Alum

Beallsville, OH

#5 Oct 27, 2010
About time.

nastyNate

“I wake up and piss excellence”

Since: Nov 09

Columbus, OH

#6 Oct 27, 2010
Damnit, now I gotta find another county to go to.
Milhouse

Columbus, OH

#8 Oct 27, 2010
There go those job-killing politicians again...

Since: Oct 10

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#9 Oct 27, 2010
nastyNate wrote:
Damnit, now I gotta find another county to go to.
LOL.

:o)
CSD

United States

#10 Oct 27, 2010
You better work on the demand side as well.
From the pharmacy side

Delaware, OH

#11 Oct 27, 2010
Most pharmacies in Columbus won't fill for any Portsmouth scripts. If they can't stop the clinics, stopping the filling of scripts works as well. However, there are always new "clinics" popping up in town that prescribe whatever you want for a set price. It's hard for anyone to keep up on who is legit and who isn't.

The other thing is with the reformulation of Oxycontin, most people won't be abusing it anymore. The new formulation turns into a paste when crushed. Funny how every patient that is on it now wants the old form because they are allergic to the new one. lol
ohio

Van Wert, OH

#12 Oct 27, 2010
They will probably find a way to brush their teeth with the paste. LOL
I'm sure the patients that have a real illness and need the medicine aren't allergic to the new ones. Huh?
Hopefully, they will do this to the other drugs they snort up their noses. It is time to make the pharmaceutical companies accountable. They make millions of dollars off them.
Hope for Ohio

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 27, 2010
It is difficult for individuals who need pain medications to recive them because of the hype on Pain Clinics. Doctors are affraid to prescribe the narcotics and pharmacies are affraid to fill the prescription. People who have legitimate pain will turn to the street for thier narcotics. Pain Clinics are needed, they are not all "pill mills" and provide a service. Physicians of these clinics should have the option to issue their own medications with tracking to justify to the regulators, and make sure patients are not doctor hopping. As the population gets older more individuals will need narcotics for a better quality of life. Not everyone can afford surgery
in an attempt to address the pain. All you hear about is the abuse of the narcotics how about the better quality of life for those who need the medications. Take responsibility for the medications that you are prescribed and understand that to abuse them could be deadly.
Shisha

Marion, OH

#14 Oct 27, 2010
medical testing, random pill counts, random urine tests and a regular report from the perscription tracking would really help those who need them get them and those who sell or abuse lose .

Just need to regulate everything. We can have pain specialists and keep the abusers out.
no name

Marion, OH

#15 Oct 27, 2010
shut another one down in the Burg! Keep up the good work!! Eventually they will get them all shut down. If you're in legit pain you family doc will prescribe the med. These PILL MILLS are not for these people!!!!!!!!

Since: Aug 10

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#16 Oct 27, 2010
no name wrote:
shut another one down in the Burg! Keep up the good work!! Eventually they will get them all shut down. If you're in legit pain you family doc will prescribe the med. These PILL MILLS are not for these people!!!!!!!!
are you saying the one in wheelersburg was shut down today?
skinny

Marion, OH

#17 Oct 27, 2010
no name wrote:
shut another one down in the Burg! Keep up the good work!! Eventually they will get them all shut down. If you're in legit pain you family doc will prescribe the med. These PILL MILLS are not for these people!!!!!!!!
did it belong to mcginnis?

“Two stones with one bird”

Since: Oct 09

The Compound

#19 Oct 27, 2010
Easy solution. Burn them down. I can't believe no one has thought of that yet...
dave chappelle

Since: Oct 10

Grove City, OH

#20 Oct 27, 2010
ohio wrote:
They will probably find a way to brush their teeth with the paste. LOL
I'm sure the patients that have a real illness and need the medicine aren't allergic to the new ones. Huh?
Hopefully, they will do this to the other drugs they snort up their noses. It is time to make the pharmaceutical companies accountable. They make millions of dollars off them.
As someone who works in Pharma, all I can say is that the prescribing physician and the patient are to blame. The pharmaceutical companies provide the product with strict clinical studies having taken place.
You might as well sue Anheuser Busch or Jack Daniels for the problems some people have.
rollseyes

Columbus, OH

#21 Nov 10, 2010
dave chappelle wrote:
<quoted text>As someone who works in Pharma, all I can say is that the prescribing physician and the patient are to blame. The pharmaceutical companies provide the product with strict clinical studies having taken place.
You might as well sue Anheuser Busch or Jack Daniels for the problems some people have.
Here is how to spell the business you work for> pharmaceutical company. I hope that helps.
rezgirl

Avon, SD

#22 Apr 21, 2011
nastyNate wrote:
Damnit, now I gotta find another county to go to.
Let me know when you find one !!!!!!

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