DEA urged to step up 'pill mill' figh...

DEA urged to step up 'pill mill' fight in Ohio

There are 18 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Feb 15, 2011, titled DEA urged to step up 'pill mill' fight in Ohio. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to ramp up enforcement efforts against "pill mills" in Ohio.

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Anonymous

Fremont, OH

#1 Feb 15, 2011
this bill will solve nothing.people who abuse pills will simply move on to heroin!!this bill will hurt the legit use of narcotics.
Anonymous

Fremont, OH

#2 Feb 15, 2011
“I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Ronald Reagan called those “the nine most terrifying words in the English language”
Getem

Johnstown, OH

#3 Feb 15, 2011
Once again the government wants to control every aspect of our healthcare, including pain control it looks like. I guess it's back to: take two asprins and try and call somebody who cares in the morning.
Getem

Johnstown, OH

#4 Feb 15, 2011
The government can NOT make the world safe enough for little Johnny the abuser. People for whatever reason decide to abuse and will abuse whatever substance they think will do the trick,,yes even to the point of death. It's part of the human condition called free choice. Yet the government is trying to save us from ourselves at the cost of freedom.
Ah Sht Sherrod

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 15, 2011
We were depending on you to be the voice of reason when it came to medical MJ. Those of us laying around in the end stages of neurological diseases were depending on you to get something sensible through an ignorant Congress to at least reduce our suffering a bit.

Now, you're paving the way for black tar dealers to call Ohio home, honey, when we could be spending that money on getting biz to relocate here with tax incentives, etc, and give the people who are feeling genuinely hopeless something to live for.

Just because it takes a little longer to get a heroin rig together than swallow pills doesn't mean people are going to quit being in pain - physically, mentally or financially. Human beings will do whatever they have to do to eliminate pain. THey're just going to die a little faster because they don't know the proper dosages to avoid ODing.

Thanks so much, Buddy. You WERE my man. THIS is the kind of job creation we don't need. More lawyers, cops, judges and shady doctors.
judy mannering

Minford, OH

#6 Feb 15, 2011
My name is Judy Mannering.I am the mother of NINA MANNERING,lost her life in a drug related death 1-08-10.aMURDER/ROBBERY all because they thought there were prescription pain mecication in the home. Two people lost their lives that day'brutally'.My daughter was shot execution style in front of her 8 yr. old daughter!.SO you see why we can not allow ''PILL MILLS'' to operate any longer. If you have legitimate pain,see a legit doctor.....
Ho Lee Schitt

Richmond, IN

#7 Feb 15, 2011
And here all this time I thought sherrod was a 'liberal.' I guess 'liberals' can be just as idiotic as right wing nutcases. All this will do is make it harder for legitimate patients to get the pain meds they need in the doses necessary for a decent quality of life. There have already been cases of compassionate doctors having their lives ruined by dea thugs who thought the doctors were giving patients 'too much' pain medication. Since when does the government set medical standards?
Getem

Johnstown, OH

#8 Feb 15, 2011
judy mannering wrote:
My name is Judy Mannering.I am the mother of NINA MANNERING,lost her life in a drug related death 1-08-10.aMURDER/ROBBERY all because they thought there were prescription pain mecication in the home. Two people lost their lives that day'brutally'.My daughter was shot execution style in front of her 8 yr. old daughter!.SO you see why we can not allow ''PILL MILLS'' to operate any longer. If you have legitimate pain,see a legit doctor.....
I'm sorry for your loss,,sadly those people that murdered your daughter is an example of the human condion of people not living a moral life and to them it didn't really matter where the pills came from. These types of people are not influenced by laws. As we already have a law against murder.
Indeed

Columbus, OH

#9 Feb 15, 2011
judy mannering wrote:
My name is Judy Mannering.I am the mother of NINA MANNERING,lost her life in a drug related death 1-08-10.aMURDER/ROBBERY all because they thought there were prescription pain mecication in the home. Two people lost their lives that day'brutally'.My daughter was shot execution style in front of her 8 yr. old daughter!.SO you see why we can not allow ''PILL MILLS'' to operate any longer. If you have legitimate pain,see a legit doctor.....
Indeed, we're very sorry for your loss. But those of us who are laying here dying of pain...slowly...can't get a legit doctor to help. It doesn't matter how many MRIs, CTscans, Xrays or other tests we have to prove it. The DEA is being so aggressive with those legit doctors, it will soon be impossible to get help anywhere.

I have no option but suicide. If by this aftenoon I can't get out of bed, today might just be the day.
Black lion

Nashport, OH

#10 Feb 15, 2011
judy mannering wrote:
My name is Judy Mannering.I am the mother of NINA MANNERING,lost her life in a drug related death 1-08-10.aMURDER/ROBBERY all because they thought there were prescription pain mecication in the home. Two people lost their lives that day'brutally'.My daughter was shot execution style in front of her 8 yr. old daughter!.SO you see why we can not allow ''PILL MILLS'' to operate any longer. If you have legitimate pain,see a legit doctor.....
My heart aches for your family loss. However, following your logic we should regulate the gasoline that powered the car that brought these murderers to your daughters home. People in pain need pain relief dorm real doctors who prescribe pain killers. If the recipient abuses the drugs and kills themselves it is no reason to deny pain medication to someone else who qualifies for the meds from licensed doctors. Anyone who has ever had chronic pain knows they will do just about anything for relief. Why would they do anything illegal if real doctors would not be afraid to prescribe real paid meeds to them.
CSD

United States

#11 Feb 15, 2011
Too late Sherry, the GOP took care of this problem last week.
Dems Snooze

Westerville, OH

#12 Feb 15, 2011
CSD wrote:
Too late Sherry, the GOP took care of this problem last week.
More of Sherrod going in campaign mode. He is cranking out press release and on camera interviews faster that anyone.

By doing some bipartisan work with Mike DeWine he thinks it is going to save his reelection. NOT.

Sherrod your days in the Senate are numbered. Ohio needs someone who can actually do something. You have been worthless in your 29 years of being on the government payroll.
sending jobs overseas

Columbus, OH

#13 Feb 15, 2011
Pointless. All the pill heads will just mail order the pills from mail order pharmacies in India over the internet.
sending jobs overseas

Columbus, OH

#14 Feb 15, 2011
See? Topix even hotlinked the word Pharmacies so you can put in your order now.
CSD

United States

#15 Feb 15, 2011
Dems Snooze wrote:
<quoted text>
More of Sherrod going in campaign mode. He is cranking out press release and on camera interviews faster that anyone.
By doing some bipartisan work with Mike DeWine he thinks it is going to save his reelection. NOT.
Sherrod your days in the Senate are numbered. Ohio needs someone who can actually do something. You have been worthless in your 29 years of being on the government payroll.
I think the last person doing some bipartison work with Sherry Brown would be Mike DeWine.
Cheryl

Bayside, NY

#16 Feb 15, 2011
Judy I feel your pain! I lost my husband 2 years ago to LEGAL drug abuse and only by the grace of God is my son alive! I don't know what the answer to the whole question is but there does need to be something done. My husband was one of those people who had cronic pain. The Dr who treated him for 10 years & at one time had him on 7- 80mg Oxycotin a day NEVER did the first test to see what was causing the pain. No MRI, x-ray, NOTHING except, a drug screen every so sften to make sure his levels were as high as they should be! The pill mills do need shut down & the Dr's should be held accountable! These are NOT legitimate Dr's!
we need good jobs

Columbus, OH

#17 Feb 16, 2011
The solution is good paying jobs with medical insurance.

Give people a decent livng and they will have a life to care about, they won't be tempted to sell pills to make ends meet, and they'll have effective treatment for pain.

Otherwise, there will always be some percentage of the population that gets high no matter what you do. They'll huff paint thinner if they have to. There's absolutely nothing to be done for those folks.
PostScript

Columbus, OH

#19 Feb 16, 2011
imight wrote:
its not the governments job to do **** about DRUGS ITS JUST NOT
Wouldn't we be thrilled if they would recuse themselves from the morality business...and stick to creating the atmosphere to let business business flourish...

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