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Ohio lawmakers act to rein in pain clinics | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 68 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 2, 2010, titled Ohio lawmakers act to rein in pain clinics | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Now that more Ohioans die of drug overdoes than traffic fatalities, two state lawmakers are moving in to crack down on "pill mill" pain clinics, a major source of the growing prescription-drug epidemic.

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MEGAN

Locust Grove, VA

#1 Jun 2, 2010
Finally!!!!!!!!!i think that this a great idea!!!!!!!! this way people wont go doctor shopping and pain medicine shopping!!!!!! thank-you!!!!!!!!!!
ray

Bellefontaine, OH

#2 Jun 2, 2010
i think these pain clinic's get people in there one time and they keep them comeong back,telling them they have to have sho'ts in there back's ,by there spine.once a month,and give them morven and vikidens at the same time. thats where there money is i guess.are these people really in pain,not that much i bet.

nastyNate

“I wake up and piss excellence”

Since: Nov 09

Columbus, OH

#4 Jun 2, 2010
I think they really need to include the addresses of said "pill mills". I just need to do some research before these laws get passed.
fletch

Columbus, OH

#5 Jun 2, 2010
Ray, what? I think you have been visiting those pain docs and need to get off the meds and away from the keyboard dude. What I want to know is how these places opened up in the first place. How is someone other than a doctor prescribing things like Oxycontin? Crazy.
USMCSniper

Groveport, OH

#6 Jun 2, 2010
ray wrote:
i think these pain clinic's get people in there one time and they keep them comeong back,telling them they have to have sho'ts in there back's ,by there spine.once a month,and give them morven and vikidens at the same time. thats where there money is i guess.are these people really in pain,not that much i bet.
I thought this was one of the most important topics out there...until I read your post.

Education reform should take precedence.

“miss intuition...”

Since: Mar 10

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Jun 2, 2010
hahahaha NATE I LOVE YOUR QUOTE!!
Finally

Grove City, OH

#8 Jun 2, 2010
It's about freaking time!!
Steven Streets

Grove City, OH

#9 Jun 2, 2010
Give Darwin all the drugs he wants. And all the free birth control.
confused

New Lebanon, OH

#10 Jun 2, 2010
hmmm, now I find it to be quite different than they are saying, It is DAMN near impossible to get ANY type of pain medication in this area. Even with proper documentation. The family and specialty docs REFUSE to write scripts for narcotics, they refer you to pain clinics which either ONLY do injections (which can NOT be taken by some people) OR they send you to a doc who no speaka english. VERY frustrating state. People who OD on their meds have more than problems with pain, and a PROPERLY trained pain management doctor would know what signs to look for. As far as doctor shopping, good luck with that, all I have found in this God forsaken state is people who have god complexes and a LOVE of money. NO genuine concern for the well being of their patients.
dopes

Reynoldsburg, OH

#11 Jun 2, 2010
confused wrote:
hmmm, now I find it to be quite different than they are saying, It is DAMN near impossible to get ANY type of pain medication in this area. Even with proper documentation. The family and specialty docs REFUSE to write scripts for narcotics, they refer you to pain clinics which either ONLY do injections (which can NOT be taken by some people) OR they send you to a doc who no speaka english. VERY frustrating state. People who OD on their meds have more than problems with pain, and a PROPERLY trained pain management doctor would know what signs to look for. As far as doctor shopping, good luck with that, all I have found in this God forsaken state is people who have god complexes and a LOVE of money. NO genuine concern for the well being of their patients.
better to let thousands of people suffer in pain than have someone get "addicted"

ohio is a very paternalistic state
This is it

Columbus, OH

#12 Jun 2, 2010
Dear Pill dealers and Pill heads of Ohio,
Better get your withdraw started because it’s about to end no more easy drugs no more cheap pills . Florida is also going to be cutting you guys off! It’s about Fcuking Time we put an end to those once a month Florida trips the west side has been taking.
People who really need their medication can and will still get it without an issue.
Personal Responsibility

Columbus, OH

#13 Jun 2, 2010
There are better ways to relieving chronic pain other than pills. This looks pretty cool.

http://bit.ly/bOKv2N

I also love Nasty Nate's and USMCSniper's comments!
TimH

Columbus, OH

#14 Jun 2, 2010
If you have legitimate pain from an injury or surgery there should be no problem in getting a script from your family doctor or surgeon or a referral to a legitimate pain clinic. The problem is these "cash only" operations that accept no insurance. Any doctor who operates one of these should be sent to jail. If they can't get them on drug trafficking, I'm sure the IRS can get them on tax evasion.

As for the addicts, be prepared. I'm sure we will see many of them turning to heroin to get their fix. I hope the state is ready to address this.
bluemoons4000

Van Wert, OH

#15 Jun 2, 2010
yes i agree about the kids and i hold pharmacys as well as some docs responsible. i live in southern ohio and daily see how this effects children who have lost several family. members and how people use free medical insurance to pay for docs as well as prescriptions and then they sell drugs and make money off something they didnt pay for.and children go with out food shelter and family to take care of them.
kirk

Dublin, OH

#16 Jun 2, 2010
Everyone feels for the 'pain' the children have for losing their parents. There should be a couple of bigger issues here. First, on that, the parents were adults who should not have to have other adults hold their hands. Secondly, this legislation is placing more control with the state and taking away the necessary control out of the hands of doctors. Doctors have had extensive schooling. It is a slap in the face for anyone who has attained that level to be told what to do by a lot of lesser educated bureaucrats. Take every issue on a case by case basis. I once went to a 'pain clinic' and was told to just do 'exercises'. I consulted with a neurologist and after several trial medications, we found that Vicodin was best. Good thing. Because Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis were difficult enough. Exercise made them much worse. The pain medication has been a blessing. I don't know where I would be without it. So, for brevity, I'm also saying that pain clinics are not always an 'easy place' to obtain medicine.
A Scioto County Citizen

Marion, OH

#17 Jun 2, 2010
1, Breaking News for Walton, Jr., The Scioto County "A" Team, The Governor's Task Force, et al, 2 4 6 8 eradicate, more laws, more requirements, more enforcements, what's the next step, more budgets?

2. We've seen the first responders can do it without all this but we are laying layer after layer of laws that mean nothing if they are not enforced, etc.

3. It's overdoses not overdoes. The dispatch is catching whatever the PDT's has?

4. Albany and Chillicothe, not Scioto County, it's team work, Scioto county is the Team and others do the work? It took 30 years to get this? What's new and different?

5. All the State Laws are in their infancy, that they know of, but let's try it, like the FDA does?

6. Adams county get the press PDT's? Oh, Oh, Garland saids this is just a starting point, and not even from Scioto County, and you hear that sucking sound folks..........more of the same? Smoke and Mirrors and fluff.......
smith

Zanesville, OH

#18 Jun 2, 2010
kirk wrote:
Everyone feels for the 'pain' the children have for losing their parents. There should be a couple of bigger issues here. First, on that, the parents were adults who should not have to have other adults hold their hands. Secondly, this legislation is placing more control with the state and taking away the necessary control out of the hands of doctors. Doctors have had extensive schooling. It is a slap in the face for anyone who has attained that level to be told what to do by a lot of lesser educated bureaucrats. Take every issue on a case by case basis. I once went to a 'pain clinic' and was told to just do 'exercises'. I consulted with a neurologist and after several trial medications, we found that Vicodin was best. Good thing. Because Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis were difficult enough. Exercise made them much worse. The pain medication has been a blessing. I don't know where I would be without it. So, for brevity, I'm also saying that pain clinics are not always an 'easy place' to obtain medicine.
You should be happy it sounds like you got a good doctor
However if you do a little googling on the epidemic you will see some hard facts that are not easy to swallow. You will see traffic jams in Florida with all Ohio and Kentucky plates. You will see people camping out in the parking lots waiting their turn.
So Scioto County Citizen

Jackson, OH

#19 Jun 2, 2010
Just what have YOU done about it, except sit at your keyboard and complain?
LeftWingNut

Zanesville, OH

#20 Jun 2, 2010
This is it wrote:
Dear Pill dealers and Pill heads of Ohio,
Better get your withdraw started because it’s about to end no more easy drugs no more cheap pills . Florida is also going to be cutting you guys off! It’s about **** Time we put an end to those once a month Florida trips the west side has been taking.
People who really need their medication can and will still get it without an issue.
Yes that will fix the drug problem right?
dennyboy

Fremont, OH

#21 Jun 2, 2010
iam sure every county in ohio has major problems.however we have a grate big problem hear in logan co. ohio.please someone out their that sees my concern help us. we need help right now not later.please please please.

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