Clinics: Pain meds running low

Clinics: Pain meds running low

There are 3 comments on the North Port Sun story from Dec 6, 2011, titled Clinics: Pain meds running low. In it, North Port Sun reports that:

New state and local pill mill regulations may be preventing some legal clients from getting the medications they need, say local pain clinic operators.

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painpatientadvoc ate

Douglasville, GA

#1 Dec 6, 2011
I think this getting way out hand! This really hurting legitimate pain patients that are need of this med!!Now here in the Tampa Bay area!!! The information sheet on your prescription SAYS, DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICATION WITHOUT YOUR DOCTORS PERMISSION!!
Now these pharmacists are playing doctor!!
Do NOT let the addicts win this one. They are the minority here. They caused PERDUE to change the formula on Oxycontin and now it does not work the way it it's supposed to. It does not release the med appropreiately.
If they go messing up the immediate release now many patients are going to be in real trouble. These politians do not have REAL chronic pain and there fore do not understand why a patient needs this rescue med. Come on now, Stop hurting people that are already hurting!!
Do not let these addicts continue to make these meds nearly usless. Those addicts are just going to get heroin. Let the PMP have a chance to work for God's sakes. I hope the people screwing around with these medications and these people's lives have a chance to experience one these seriously painful conditions and actually have a need for this medication ,maybe only then will they understand why they are only hurting legitimate pain patients!!
I'm honestly sorry for someone's young family member for dying taking this medication. I am, but those addicts should not be getting there hands on this in the first place. People!! Lock these meds up in a safe!! Please start yelling out about safety so these pain patients that are suffering will be able to get their refills!! Think about it. Those who are against oxycodone and other pain meds better watch out for what they are hoping for you may get a taste someday of why these people need pain meds. Oxycodone is a very good med for pain. It's not everybodies fault that somebody dies on it. Taken as prescribed is safe. Face it we have alot of people in pain in our state. It's one of the largest in the country! Pain patients come here because the weather is mild and easier for them. That's why so many here need the med. Common Sense.
You can't tell me that these family members didn't see that person on drugs. What did they do to help them? Majority of these overdoses were not just from meds. They had alcohol in their systems. If you want to help your addict kids. Do something about it instead of blaming the medication.It's the people taking it that are not prescribed! I'm sorry I am upset about this, but if you are a caregiver of someone in pain and see that they can't refill the meds then you get pissed too. It's very saddening to see that drug addicts always win. How about the person that's not an addict that is suffering. Good compassionate doctors are prescribing these meds and pharmacies are playing doctor now. If a doctor is in good standing with the medical board then there is no reason to treat a patient like an addict. The pill Mills are gone. A pill Mill is only a doctor that despenses from the office. They are done. It is an American RIGHT to have your pain treated. 99% of pain patients need medications to control there pain and have some kind of life. Without this you see innocent people die. Suicide rates will go way higher than overdoses. I bet you that!
painpatientadvoc ate

Douglasville, GA

#2 Dec 6, 2011
This poster is in Tampa Florida. The computer has the wrong location on their computer. So, this was ment for Floridians.
painpatientadvocate wrote:
I think this getting way out hand! This really hurting legitimate pain patients that are need of this med!!Now here in the Tampa Bay area!!! The information sheet on your prescription SAYS, DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICATION WITHOUT YOUR DOCTORS PERMISSION!!
Now these pharmacists are playing doctor!!
Do NOT let the addicts win this one. They are the minority here. They caused PERDUE to change the formula on Oxycontin and now it does not work the way it it's supposed to. It does not release the med appropreiately.
If they go messing up the immediate release now many patients are going to be in real trouble. These politians do not have REAL chronic pain and there fore do not understand why a patient needs this rescue med. Come on now, Stop hurting people that are already hurting!!
Do not let these addicts continue to make these meds nearly usless. Those addicts are just going to get heroin. Let the PMP have a chance to work for God's sakes. I hope the people screwing around with these medications and these people's lives have a chance to experience one these seriously painful conditions and actually have a need for this medication ,maybe only then will they understand why they are only hurting legitimate pain patients!!
I'm honestly sorry for someone's young family member for dying taking this medication. I am, but those addicts should not be getting there hands on this in the first place. People!! Lock these meds up in a safe!! Please start yelling out about safety so these pain patients that are suffering will be able to get their refills!! Think about it. Those who are against oxycodone and other pain meds better watch out for what they are hoping for you may get a taste someday of why these people need pain meds. Oxycodone is a very good med for pain. It's not everybodies fault that somebody dies on it. Taken as prescribed is safe. Face it we have alot of people in pain in our state. It's one of the largest in the country! Pain patients come here because the weather is mild and easier for them. That's why so many here need the med. Common Sense.
You can't tell me that these family members didn't see that person on drugs. What did they do to help them? Majority of these overdoses were not just from meds. They had alcohol in their systems. If you want to help your addict kids. Do something about it instead of blaming the medication.It's the people taking it that are not prescribed! I'm sorry I am upset about this, but if you are a caregiver of someone in pain and see that they can't refill the meds then you get pissed too. It's very saddening to see that drug addicts always win. How about the person that's not an addict that is suffering. Good compassionate doctors are prescribing these meds and pharmacies are playing doctor now. If a doctor is in good standing with the medical board then there is no reason to treat a patient like an addict. The pill Mills are gone. A pill Mill is only a doctor that despenses from the office. They are done. It is an American RIGHT to have your pain treated. 99% of pain patients need medications to control there pain and have some kind of life. Without this you see innocent people die. Suicide rates will go way higher than overdoses. I bet you that!
TKB

Callahan, FL

#5 Dec 8, 2011
So glad to see an informative post! I am a Chronic Pain Patient and take Oxycontin, have for the last 5 plus years. I have 5 herniated disc in my lower back that effects my left leg, this medication allows me to work everyday and to be 90% pain free! I have had difficulty getting my scrips filled as weel and treated like a drug addict, my Dr was even contacted by the DEA when I lived in GA but still saw my Dr in Florida. I have since located to Northern Florida and am looking for a Dr to see here locally and I am concerned that I will have a problem getting a Dr to perscribe my meds as well. Thanks for posting!

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