How do you know this is true? Where did you get your information. I would like to have it for my doctor.
I am somebody that has had chronic pain and been disabled for 10 years and now can't get pain meds in Columbus Ohio because Kasich and DeWine are changing laws on pain clinics and they are at too much risk to prescribe them. Check out DeWine bill on narcotics HHRG-112-IF17-WState-AHaslam-2 0120301. Some parts will help reduce drug trafficking and other bad things but some parts ruin my life.
Me as a patient am now treated like a criminal when I go to a new pain doctor. It is all about how to prove I abuse them, rather than how it helps me continue to live. My pain doctor quit and I called at least 10 pain clinics in Columbus Ohio and none would continue prescribing pain meds to me.
I am left with going thru severe withdrawal, which I am currently going through since I can't find another doctor to prescribe pain meds to me. Or I can go thru detox so I don't suffer from withdrawal, but have to end my life to stop the severe chronic pain that I will continue to suffer when all of the meds are out of my system.
Nice new law. Taxpaying, law abiding citizens can't live comfortably on pain meds so I guess our only choice to stop the pain and end the suffering is to die.
Great policy. Everyone now on pain meds is in a govt run network that monitors everything I do regarding pain meds and pain doctors. I had one bad doctor and need a new one but who do I go to?
I will be sending a letter to DeWine and Kasich with my blood on it for their policy that prevents doctors from prescribing pain meds to law abiding citizens with chronic pain that have no other choice but to stop the suffering from going on every day, that prevents me from sleeping, sitting, being able to walk and enjoy life.
Sure Ohio will lead you to detox but how does that help me live another day when you can't stand the pain.
According to the CATO Institute approximately 100 million americans and over 2 million Ohio residents suffer from pain. Pain management is a special kind of health care that take a physician with knowledge and special training. This administration went after pain clinics without having a plan or thought about those who legitimately need pain medication and do not abuse it. Doctors were singled out that prescribe pain medication, and now doctors and pharmacists are reluctant to prescribe or fill pain medication. ODH statistics indicate that approximately 1,350 people died in Ohio in 2009 from overdose, 17 per county. Most took to many pills, did not take them correctly (injected them or snorted the pills) and some with alcohol. Now for those 2 million Ohio residents that may need pain medication you may not be able to get it. Some legitimate pain patients who obeyed the law are now turning to the streets for drugs. I am in good health and don't take any medication, but someday I may need it and Ohio Is not the place for pain management health care under this administration. The Ohio Medical Board and Pharmacy Board is under pressure to do what the governor and the AG Office directs them to do. For the 2 million people in Ohio who suffer from pain, make sure you are registered to vote and then vote.