More people getting pain meds in Tenn.

More people getting pain meds in Tenn.

There are 10 comments on the WCYB story from Mar 4, 2013, titled More people getting pain meds in Tenn.. In it, WCYB reports that:

It shows pharmacists dispensed nearly 18.3 million prescriptions in Tennessee last year for controlled substances like Oxycontin and hydrocodone.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#1 Mar 7, 2013
How horrible!! Patients are actually receiving adequate doses for their pain and can lead a normal life. Quick shut it down!! More yellow 'journalism' of the worst sort!
I wish

Lexington, KY

#3 Mar 11, 2013
I had a pain doctor and she moved away, received a referral for a "pain clinic" who just wants to stick more needles in me. i wish there was an actual place to get adequate pain control. I would have someone drive me there!(Pain keeps me from being able to drive)

Since: Mar 13

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#4 Mar 13, 2013
just inbox me or text me and we will talk it out.
waiting to hear from you.
aranza

Germany

#5 Apr 28, 2013
I found this medicine to be very effective. Of course, everyone's tolerance to pain medication is different, but for me, when Tylenol #3, Vicodin, Naproxen Sodium, and Ibuprofen didn't seem to help even in the slightest bit, but tramadol from RXAIRSTOREPILLS.INFO was a great relief for me. I am grateful to find something that helped my chronic pain problem.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#6 Apr 28, 2013
aranza wrote:
I found this medicine to be very effective. Of course, everyone's tolerance to pain medication is different, but for me, when Tylenol #3, Vicodin, Naproxen Sodium, and Ibuprofen didn't seem to help even in the slightest bit, but tramadol from RXAIRSTOREPILLS.INFO was a great relief for me. I am grateful to find something that helped my chronic pain problem.
Take your stupid scam elsewhere!!
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#7 Apr 28, 2013
Pain doctors and lab testing is profitable. Make a Republican ALEC member rich.

Look at the research in Florida by the 400 million dollar Republican ALEC governor Scott (HCA hospital scandals) and don't oversight the 90 year old bedridden lady that had to be dragged into the doctors office for a lab test of peeing in a jar for the 800 dollar twice a year (6 tests) for her pain medication or how about the Republican ALEC Governor of South Carolina that lied about the Nuclear plant failing their drug tests. This is the same woman governor that attempted taking a ALEC paid entertainment business deduction to a strip club for tax purposes.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#8 Apr 28, 2013
SC Gov can't back drug test claim

Pasted from < http://www.chron.com/news/article/APNewsBreak... ;

COLUMBIA, S.C.(AP)— South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday she can't back up claims that half of the people wanting work at the Energy Department's Savannah River Site failed drug tests and half of the remainder couldn't pass reading and writing tests. Haley said in an interview with The Associated Press that she's learned a lesson and is going to be more careful. "I've never felt like I had to back up what people tell me. You assume that you're given good information," Haley said. "And now I'm learning through you guys that I have to be careful before I say something." Haley said she'd probably repeated "a million times" the story that about the test failures before being questioned about the assertions after a Lexington Rotary Club on Sept. 8. Her spokesman has been asked almost daily since then whether the claim could be substantiated. On Monday, Haley was frustrated she couldn't document something that has shaped policy perspectives, including linking drug tests to unemployment benefits and developing skills programs. Haley met with people at the Savannah River Site as she campaigned for governor. "We were on the site. There were multiple people in there. And that comment that they made had a huge impact on me," Haley said. "It is the reason you're hearing me look into whether we can do drug testing. It's the reason you hear me focus so much on job training," Haley said. "Somebody can't say that and it not stick you in the gut." And "now they're all backing off saying it. And they know they said it.," Haley said. "But now they don't have the backup." The SRS story is now off Haley's talking point list. "I'm not going to say it anymore." Haley used the dubious statistics to back up her own call for drug tests tied to unemployment claims. Department of Energy spokesmen Jim Giusti said less than 1 percent of the workers hired by the Savannah River Site's primary contactor, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, failed pre-employment screening tests. "We only screen people that have accepted a postion at the Savannah River Site," Giusti said. He said no other pre-employment screening is conducted before people accept jobs. Haley's figure was far afield of figures from Quest Diagnostics, a national drug testing company that produces an annual report of pre-employment and workplace drug testing. In 2010, less than 2 percent of pre-employment tests were positive for drugs nationally, according to a Quest report released earlier this month. Meanwhile, data from 4.5 million urine test samples shows 3.5 percent of the overall workforce tested positive for drugs after they were offered jobs but before being hired. That rate has been below 4 percent since 2006. In South Carolina, the overall failure rate was 6.5 percent. Haley still wants drug tests tied to unemployment benefits and a revamped job skills program.

Pasted from < http://www.chron.com/news/article/APNewsBreak... ;
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#9 Apr 28, 2013
ALEC is a 501 (c)(3) exempt non-profit. Which raises a lot of questions about this particular series of transactions.

First, if ALEC is really a non-profit, why is it making campaign contributions? Second, does it really seem appropriate for legislators to personally benefit from contributions in this way?

Finally, even if this is just a roundabout way of fulfilling ALEC's "educational" mission, what exactly is the "educational" value of a lapdance? How does this further public policy in any state?

It's true that their are a lot of loose ends here, but the problem is that the lack of transparency with which ALEC operates means that paying for legislator's lapdances could be a regular part of their conferences.

Am I the only one who feels that this might provide the organization a certain amount of undue leverage over legislators? That this skirts awfully damn close to unlawful lobbying? If Nikki Haley's thing is going to strip clubs, I say more power to her. But....... I have a problem if an organization that wants to influence public policy is picking up the bill while hiding under the 501 (c)(3) shield.

Pasted from < http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/27/9892... ;
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#10 Apr 28, 2013
The push is on to move patients from pain pills to the mind drugs like cambalta and Celebrex which has a history of violence, unpredictable behavior and deaths. The controlling of the patient , victim (population) is important for the New World Order

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Death, violence, erratic behavior and the suicide by mind drugs

http://ssristories.com/index.php

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#12 Apr 29, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
How horrible!! Patients are actually receiving adequate doses for their pain and can lead a normal life. Quick shut it down!! More yellow 'journalism' of the worst sort!
Lemme guess. They all need to switch to smoking weed and being a braindead, tie-dye hippy like you.

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