Manors Law Threatens Small Pharmacies

Manors Law Threatens Small Pharmacies

There are 19 comments on the www.southfloridagaynews.com story from Feb 19, 2012, titled Manors Law Threatens Small Pharmacies. In it, www.southfloridagaynews.com reports that:

The City of Wilton Manors has enacted a controversial ordinance that would limit the amount of pain medications smaller neighborhood pharmacies can dispense.

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Common Sensed

United States

#1 Feb 20, 2012
Nobody should have the right or even the desire to limit the amount of items any store can sell. If it were watermelons and not pain pills, think how idiotic that ordinance would be. This is a definite overreach by the legislature.
TK Lawson CPhT

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Feb 22, 2012
That won't wash. The limits on analgesics? What are they doing ,? Trying to drive the customers out of town?
TK Lawson CPhT

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Feb 22, 2012
The Scum-Man wrote:
Who gives a F about the small pharmacies ? I don't think I've ever been in a small pharmacy and not had to blow the dust off of every single item in the store. They're usually owned and managed by someone in their late 90's who still believes that alcohol is illegal. These people still use beakers for chrissakes. The last time I went to one of these stores the pharmacist handed me my prescription and his hand fell off because he was so old !! I say start building more Walgreens now and topple these creepy stores once and for all !
. MANY care about independents ! Mine is in his forties, gives personal service , has all my prescriptions ALWAYS on time Everytime ! He calls my refills ahead for me. No muss no waiting, caring considerate, efficient, clean. He even gives me a discount that is very competitive. They even DELIVER ! Who cares? I CERTAINLY DO !
TK Lawson CPhT

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Feb 22, 2012
Well, thank you. I'm sure you love your mother and don't kick your dog. Dork is a acronym for something of a geek or intellectual or something I guess. Well, yes, I sound like a documentary. A "F*G"? No- boring OK I study chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences. My wife's a surgical RN. My hero is Dr Linus Pauling , two time Noble Prize Laureate. Tell me, why so belligerent? Chill dude....

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#7 Feb 22, 2012
The Scum-Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Does he give you a rim-job, too ? I'll bet he does...you sound like a huge fag. If you're this passionate about your pharmacist, then you clearly have issues. What else are you this passionate about ? Double-decker buses ? The fact that Pluto is no longer considered a planet ? I'll bet that you are a real hoot to hang out with. Dork.
Lighten up Scum Boy, Pluto is where the tools are stored that built the solar system. Don't you know anything? And double decker buses are great... if you're a short person. Hey, that fits you ya know, and you'd fit in a double decker.

I just want to find and execute the person that lifted the rock you were under. It's probably to late though, because you likely ate your benefactor.

Now grow up... 40 years is to long to be a 7 year old! But we luv ya all the same, and know you can't help yourself. Now go to your room!!
TK Lawson CPhT

Fresno, CA

#8 Feb 22, 2012
ABC 52 wrote:
<quoted text>
Lighten up Scum Boy, Pluto is where the tools are stored that built the solar system. Don't you know anything? And double decker buses are great... if you're a short person. Hey, that fits you ya know, and you'd fit in a double decker.
I just want to find and execute the person that lifted the rock you were under. It's probably to late though, because you likely ate your benefactor.
Now grow up... 40 years is to long to be a 7 year old! But we luv ya all the same, and know you can't help yourself. Now go to your room!!
I'm where I am , not Pluto, Are you in outer space. or at Disneyworld ? Or Fantasyland?
TK Lawson CPhT

Fresno, CA

#9 Feb 22, 2012
The Scum-Man wrote:
Who gives a F about the small pharmacies ? I don't think I've ever been in a small pharmacy and not had to blow the dust off of every single item in the store. They're usually owned and managed by someone in their late 90's who still believes that alcohol is illegal. These people still use beakers for chrissakes. The last time I went to one of these stores the pharmacist handed me my prescription and his hand fell off because he was so old !! I say start building more Walgreens now and topple these creepy stores once and for all !
Then you can pull your double decker trailer into the Walgreen parking lot and wash your debris away from the noxious toxic telemetry you exude.
Common Sensed

United States

#10 Feb 27, 2012
Anyone have a comment on the issue?
TK Lawson CPhT

United States

#11 Feb 27, 2012
Common Sensed wrote:
Anyone have a comment on the issue?
. RE: Common sensed: I take on some individuals who insult rather than offer real interesting facts or nomanclature. Trading insults to offset sensibilities is counterproductive. I'm surprised they offer inferences of total insensitivity and absurdities. If they has some knowledge , they should stick to the point.
in pain

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Apr 9, 2012
Does anyone know of a pharmacy that has dilaudid please help!!!!! In broward county

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#13 Apr 9, 2012
in pain wrote:
Does anyone know of a pharmacy that has dilaudid please help!!!!! In broward county
You live in the most infamous county in the country, home of the Oxycontin Express, and you can't find a pain pill? Now that's irony!!
Kitty

Miami, FL

#15 Apr 24, 2012
What is bad about this whole mess, is that the people who really need this medicine and are in a great deal of pain, cannot get any relief whatsoever. So what is the purpose of limiting a store's inventory? I don't understand any of this. If this is illegal, than tell everyone. If it is not, tell everyone as well.
However, it seems that because of such wide abuse and/or addition to this drug, these are the results that the DEA wants to have. Again, the legitimate people like me, who just had major oral surgery (talk about pain, OMG)and an abcess in my gums, made me feel as if I were going to die. I am not elaborating or stretching any of the facts here folks. Before, during and after treatment of these things, I was in so much pain and still am, that it completely changed my personality and knocked me out of commission. I looked like a monster and felt like one too. Painkillers? You would think that these doctors/dentists would prescribe something appropriate. However, no.... they said (the doctors) that the DEA does not like the fact the doctors prescribe any of these pills (in any strength). How dare our government agents pretend they are physicians and regulate the outflow of medications? We taxpayers pay their paychecks through taxes, yet they are specialists in medicine and pharmacology? This must end. There must be a different way to resolve this issue. Can't imagine if the President got sick, what would they do? Tell him to take some Advil and rest? Oh, what about a police officer who get's shot. Take him/her to the OR and when released tell them to take Asprin. Brilliant moves.
Amazing that these pharmaceutical companies aren't lobbying or have no pull, as it seems that if the Government is running part of our heath care system, this might be advisable. They could take a little advice from the NRA for starters.
This is my humble opinion.
Kitty
RxMan

Palos Park, IL

#17 Apr 24, 2012
Kitty wrote:
What is bad about this whole mess, is that the people who really need this medicine and are in a great deal of pain, cannot get any relief whatsoever. So what is the purpose of limiting a store's inventory? I don't understand any of this. If this is illegal, than tell everyone. If it is not, tell everyone as well.
However, it seems that because of such wide abuse and/or addition to this drug, these are the results that the DEA wants to have. Again, the legitimate people like me, who just had major oral surgery (talk about pain, OMG)and an abcess in my gums, made me feel as if I were going to die. I am not elaborating or stretching any of the facts here folks. Before, during and after treatment of these things, I was in so much pain and still am, that it completely changed my personality and knocked me out of commission. I looked like a monster and felt like one too. Painkillers? You would think that these doctors/dentists would prescribe something appropriate. However, no.... they said (the doctors) that the DEA does not like the fact the doctors prescribe any of these pills (in any strength). How dare our government agents pretend they are physicians and regulate the outflow of medications? We taxpayers pay their paychecks through taxes, yet they are specialists in medicine and pharmacology? This must end. There must be a different way to resolve this issue. Can't imagine if the President got sick, what would they do? Tell him to take some Advil and rest? Oh, what about a police officer who get's shot. Take him/her to the OR and when released tell them to take Asprin. Brilliant moves.
Amazing that these pharmaceutical companies aren't lobbying or have no pull, as it seems that if the Government is running part of our heath care system, this might be advisable. They could take a little advice from the NRA for starters.
This is my humble opinion.
Kitty
Hey Kitty !!!

What DID the Dentists/Doctors prescribe for your pain ? I'm curious. Any doctor or dentist that I ever went to, especially surgeons, prescribe more than adequate pain medication after surgery. Did you demand certain meds & they refused ? Please explain the circumstances.

Thank you,

RxMan

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#18 Apr 24, 2012
RxMan wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Kitty !!!
What DID the Dentists/Doctors prescribe for your pain ? I'm curious. Any doctor or dentist that I ever went to, especially surgeons, prescribe more than adequate pain medication after surgery. Did you demand certain meds & they refused ? Please explain the circumstances.
Thank you,
RxMan
I agree with ya on that Rx. I'll also say, that for oral pain, I've never found anything better than ibuprofen (Advil). If that doesn't help nothing else will either. I know that people would prefer to dull the CNS, but that doesn't cut oral pain, just makes one feel like he's taken something.

Regards, AB

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#19 Apr 24, 2012
Kitty wrote:
What is bad about this whole mess, is that the people who really need this medicine and are in a great deal of pain, cannot get any relief whatsoever. So what is the purpose of limiting a store's inventory? I don't understand any of this. If this is illegal, than tell everyone. If it is not, tell everyone as well.
However, it seems that because of such wide abuse and/or addition to this drug, these are the results that the DEA wants to have. Again, the legitimate people like me, who just had major oral surgery (talk about pain, OMG)and an abcess in my gums, made me feel as if I were going to die. I am not elaborating or stretching any of the facts here folks. Before, during and after treatment of these things, I was in so much pain and still am, that it completely changed my personality and knocked me out of commission. I looked like a monster and felt like one too. Painkillers? You would think that these doctors/dentists would prescribe something appropriate. However, no.... they said (the doctors) that the DEA does not like the fact the doctors prescribe any of these pills (in any strength). How dare our government agents pretend they are physicians and regulate the outflow of medications? We taxpayers pay their paychecks through taxes, yet they are specialists in medicine and pharmacology? This must end. There must be a different way to resolve this issue. Can't imagine if the President got sick, what would they do? Tell him to take some Advil and rest? Oh, what about a police officer who get's shot. Take him/her to the OR and when released tell them to take Asprin. Brilliant moves.
Amazing that these pharmaceutical companies aren't lobbying or have no pull, as it seems that if the Government is running part of our heath care system, this might be advisable. They could take a little advice from the NRA for starters.
This is my humble opinion.
Kitty
Kitty, if you want the easy availability of pain medication, and I will agree that getting it legally prescribed is getting much tougher, find a way to stop the abuse.

When we have a way to keep children from dying daily, when there's a way to stop people from making themselves stupidly high, when you can stop doctors from prescribing to people that don't need the medication, and when the attitude that a pill can solve all of everyone's problems changes, you'll see the attitude of enforcement change.

If you think that BIG Pharm Co's aren't lobbying, you're mistaken. They want nothing more than to sell their products, and they lobby continually.

Better living through chemistry was the battle cry of the 60's and 70's. I believed that cry. Now I'm a recovering addict that works hard to help others solve their dependency problems. I rather find the way stop the problems before they are problems. Government and law enforcement would rather do that to, so, if you have any ideas to that end, please voice them.

I am sorry that you're suffering. I'm sorry you can't get something that might help your pain. I think though, that you're blaming the wrong people. Blame instead an industry that has only it's own self interest at heart. Blame doctors that put profit ahead of sense and ahead of the oath they took to cause no harm. Blame the people that sell the drugs they don't need to minors and don't care if anyone is hurt. Put the blame where it belongs.

Kind regards, AB

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#20 Apr 24, 2012
BTW, do you see all the illegal drug ads here? I've written to Topix countless times to stop and to remove them. Many, many others have done the same. Self interest over common good seems universal in business.

Government and Law Enforcement is charged with protecting you and everyone. Show them a better way. Write letters like I, and others have, to Topix and the DEA. I hope you have more success than we have. If they (Topix) are making a buck, that's all they care about.

I guess my letters need to go the man himself, instead his lackey's at Topix. Maybe Michael Bloomberg knows right from wrong. I hope someone does.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#22 Apr 24, 2012
[QUOTE who="StepÀñ"]<q uoted text>
People are responsible to make their own decisions. It's survival of the fittest, atleast our country has made us think this way. If you want to make a living selling narcotics primarily as a Medical Doctor. I believe it should be free enterprise. This is the US, not the soviet Union. If we keep taking away our freedoms to the government. We aren't going to have any type of decision making for ourselves left. The kids will find ways to buy drugs regardless of how many pills CVS, or Town and Country DS sells. Not putting you down, because you are free to have your own opinion. I know you would not like for the government to tell you how to think I'm sure. You seem a like the type who would blame violence and gang related crimes by youths, on Americas Gun control.[/QUOTE]

And you seem like the type that believes anarchy is better a better option than than law and order. Could it be possible 'type' isn't necessarily predictable by a comment alone?

Free enterprise is great system. Unfortunately, without rules to play by and someone overseeing those rules, we wind up with places like Love Canal and countless others that require you and I to pay for the clean up that irresponsible business and greed have dumped upon us. The same sort of irresponsibility that makes controlled substances available to those who don't need it, and unavailable to those who do.

This is great country but I doubt that generations of wasted youth will keep it great.

The Second Amendment was a wise decision and we can thank our Founding Fathers for it, and organizations like NRA for seeing that it's not turned to dust.

If I did own a gun though, I doubt I'd tell you or anyone else about it. Thanks for your feed back.

Respectfully...

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#24 Apr 25, 2012
[QUOTE who="StepÀñ"]<q uoted text>
I have no problem w/ your expessions in gov't. But, I am actually a Texan, I am proud to say I am a Republican. NHRA platinum opmember. Okay, call me a Redneck Southerner, with their laws intact and the few I disagree with. I still don't know where u think my country ass would believe anarchy is ythe answer. I actually fought in the Gulf war in late 80"s. I love America, I fought for this country and it always is one initiative. Keep peace and freedom. Atleast our country would like this for us escpecially. Anarchy, would be a totally opposite way of thinking and and nagging. Us militant groups donot fit into a budget of anarchy. so not all what you said think of my interpretations. Especially coming from a disabled veteran discharged honorable. Good luck. God bless.[/QUOTE]

I didn't think you were an Anarchist, just threw it out to demonstrate you can't tell a lot by one or two posts. We've all got different points of view about a lot of things. Sometimes those things might seem in conflict even with our own views.

We get a lot of those points of view by our different experiences as go through this journey called life. Being a recovering addict I may see the War on Drugs, and it's failures, and how it's handled, a little different than you. Doesn't make either of us right or wrong.

I wish we didn't need much government either, but humans demonstrate continually that left completely unchecked they'll screw everything they can up just for a little profit.

I guess in the end, you'll vote they way see things and so will I. If that's different, so be it. Doesn't make me better or smarter than you, or vise versa. There's a middle somewhere that may not make either of us overjoyed, but that we can both live with.

Good luck, and God Bless you too..

PS. Thanks for you service, it's appreciated.
Paling

Tokyo, Japan

#25 Oct 28, 2013
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) from ZTOPIX. COM about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.

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