DEA crackdown leads to pain pill shor...

DEA crackdown leads to pain pill shortage in S. Florida

There are 170 comments on the WBZL-TV Hollywood story from Jul 10, 2010, titled DEA crackdown leads to pain pill shortage in S. Florida. In it, WBZL-TV Hollywood reports that:

A federal shutdown of pain pill sales at two wholesale drug companies prominent in South Florida has led to a shortage of oxycodone, an inexpensive narcotic popular in the area's controversial pain clinics.

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Since: Mar 09

New Port Richey, FL

#141 Sep 13, 2010
catspaw1955 wrote:
<quoted text>i know wouldn't that be great! so how are you elinor, i am doing fair myself, you be well . love cat
Hi Cat ... Gee, I didn't get a post update here so I didn't know you responded till today... Yes, wouldn't it be nice, Poof ... better ? I so wish it too for all of us :D
I am ok., could be much better ... but instead of going through all the redundant info., I post here., I'm sure you'll get the update picture through my others.. lets just suffice to say.. the DEA is surely doing their job, going about it ALL WRONG, thus WE are the one's TO SUFFER AND WILL SUFFER even more. If I wanted to or if I could even afford it., can get as many roxicodone's as I wanted to on the street.... BUT I CAN'T GET WHAT I'VE BEEN FOR YEARS, ANY LONGER FROM MY DOCTOR.
I do not understand HOW THEY CAN'T KNOW this is all wrong and hurting the wrong populous ALL THE WHILE the dealers are having a field day as they are scooping up all the med's and selling them for even more money, which will go higher and higher .. the longer they do what they are doing. They have caused the price increase, the shortage, increased depression amongst our people AND CRIME ....
CRIME IS ON THE INCREASE BECAUSE OF THE DEA ....
Here I go again .... It's just so maddening, ya know., sorry to ramble.
I am losing my home, just had it listed as a short sale and my sister came
to our rescue and is buying a home with her IRA $$ for us to live in ...
God Bless Her .... otherwise I have no idea where we'd end up ....
I'll tell you Cat, If I weren't so ill, lacking funds and encumbered with my daily responsibilities, I'd put ALL MY EFFORTS AND TIME .. into fighting this ... big time. Rallies, petitions ... for lack of the right wording... I'D GO FOR IT and do what I could for those who can't ... surely hope you are doing good Cat .. take care.
elinor
Dairy Queen

Springdale, AR

#142 Sep 17, 2010
Drug Enforcement is a complete joke. The people work ten hours a week

“the one,the only,BABETTE!!!! !”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#143 Sep 18, 2010
Elinor wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Cat ... Gee, I didn't get a post update here so I didn't know you responded till today... Yes, wouldn't it be nice, Poof ... better ? I so wish it too for all of us :D
I am ok., could be much better ... but instead of going through all the redundant info., I post here., I'm sure you'll get the update picture through my others.. lets just suffice to say.. the DEA is surely doing their job, going about it ALL WRONG, thus WE are the one's TO SUFFER AND WILL SUFFER even more. If I wanted to or if I could even afford it., can get as many roxicodone's as I wanted to on the street.... BUT I CAN'T GET WHAT I'VE BEEN FOR YEARS, ANY LONGER FROM MY DOCTOR.
I do not understand HOW THEY CAN'T KNOW this is all wrong and hurting the wrong populous ALL THE WHILE the dealers are having a field day as they are scooping up all the med's and selling them for even more money, which will go higher and higher .. the longer they do what they are doing. They have caused the price increase, the shortage, increased depression amongst our people AND CRIME ....
CRIME IS ON THE INCREASE BECAUSE OF THE DEA ....
Here I go again .... It's just so maddening, ya know., sorry to ramble.
I am losing my home, just had it listed as a short sale and my sister came
to our rescue and is buying a home with her IRA $$ for us to live in ...
God Bless Her .... otherwise I have no idea where we'd end up ....
I'll tell you Cat, If I weren't so ill, lacking funds and encumbered with my daily responsibilities, I'd put ALL MY EFFORTS AND TIME .. into fighting this ... big time. Rallies, petitions ... for lack of the right wording... I'D GO FOR IT and do what I could for those who can't ... surely hope you are doing good Cat .. take care.
elinor
oh elinor you sweet dear, i wish you could move to oregon on the coast near me! i think the dea just wants a war wherever they can get one! the more crap they stir up the more people to bust, and so on and so forth.! that is great your sister getting you another house, my sister is the same way, she just got through buying me a comfy what i call pillow car, it is a 1993 chrysler new yorker, and i can actually drive it without pain! she just shelled out 2000 bucks out of her and her hubbys hard earned money! and she is my little sister, i just adore her, and then 3 weeks later her hubby breaks his back , from a fall off the roof! but he is doing really good, i have been over helping her for 2 and 1/2 weeks, have a break today and tomorrow , and then i go back monday, as long as she needs me , i am there! your sister sounds just like mine! we are truly blessed elinor. and your new house will be even better than the one you have now, just because of your sister, it will be doubly loved, you have a great one, and please eme anytime at [email protected]... ......love ya cat
Ho Lee Schitt

Richmond, IN

#144 Sep 24, 2010
For those of you that are in pain and are victims of dea sadism there is an easy solution. Purchase some papaver somniferum (opium poppy)seeds and plant them. They are legal to grow in most states. Then Google 'poppy tea' and you will have a very inexpensive solution to your pain problems. No more self righteous doctors, no more pharmacists judging you when getting a prescription filled. It is very effective and like all opiates the drawback is dependence or addiction which is still better than suffering unnecessarily. You can then tell sadistic doctors and dea sociopaths to stuff it!!
lovemornings

Brooklyn, NY

#145 Sep 24, 2010
Yoga Master 5000 wrote:
<quoted text>
Elinor,
I was having horrible day that day and I apologize for what I wrote. I am deeply sorry if I offended anybody by that post. It's just that from what I read in the bible, Jesus was given ALL power in heaven and on earth after He rose from the dead, and I wonder why He doesn't step in and help the hurting people of this world in a collective way. He must have all the solutions to our problems. So I geuss we must wait and keep on keeping on.
~David~
Hi Yoga. HE did step in. He made it an option/choice for us CPP's to use our medication correctly. Free will. Have a nice night.
lovemornings

Brooklyn, NY

#146 Sep 24, 2010
Seriously wrote:
Tommy , there is something they (FL) can do. They pretty much created this huge mess they need to do something about it. I understand people that are ill but for the most part people start to rely on these pain meds leaving them with no hope for the rest of their life to try and enjoy life instead they are sitting at home in the dark wondering where they can get their next fix. I will not go there with my mother-n-law as my husband new what was going on with her pills. I will just say alot of the meds she does have she doesn't need. How do I know this? Cause she is loopy half the time & can't even function correctly when on them but off them she is ok. Some of them just give her the buss she is use to as I'm sure others do the same but then again it's easy for her to get what she wants with her illness she has a reason. The rest of these people complaining about not getting what they want I don't understand that. I don't know of one person with an actual illness that a DR has rejected them unless they seen them abusing drugs.
There is more of a percentage of people that feel they need the meds that causes them to be depressed then the ones who claim they are really ill & they take these depression pills to feel better correct? Then how come after they take them they feel they need more and more? These pills CAUSE depression. Every person that I know of that takes depression are more depressed then before they started them. I don't get that....
A person can not be in that much pain it's craziness to think all these people are in that much pain. They are killing themselves bottom line & it's people that say "well whats wrong with it they are in pain so let them get whatever they want" any addict loves enablers to feel sorry for them. And any drug addict loves that response it makes it easier for them to continue their addiction. Not to be rude but I don't care if anyone feels sorry for me cause of my husband passing or not I have been through soo much that I feel what has happened should be a lesson learned to others it can happen to anyone rather rich or poor rather you think ur an addict or not one it can still happen to you. And people talk about Oxy's all the time cause kids are dying from them at young ages. Yes some people have over dosed from certained pain pills but do you not see it getting in homes, schools, kids hands & it's growing. I'm just not going to give the excuse people are ill so it's ok cause it's not if it was ok it wouldn't be on CNN, local news or on youtube of how bad it has gotten recently. And just wait if they do try to crackdown these addicts are going to go crazier then ever cause it's no fun withdrawling off these pills that why they feel they have to keep up with their addiction.
Watch these vid's then tell me it's not a problem.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =kEA5GBRRSVAXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Hi, I just watched the videos...WOW, I had NO idea this was going on. Apparently there really is a need for some type of intervention there. I'm just...shocked.
lovemornings

Brooklyn, NY

#147 Sep 24, 2010
Hi Elinor. We haven't 'spoken' yet, but my heart goes out to you and fellow CPP's in Florida who can't get their medications. What in the world do you do?? I watched those videos on Youtube about the 'pillmills' and how they are destroying it for any legit patients who need their meds. You must be furious with those dealer docs. I'm so sorry for all of the patients dealing with this.

“the one,the only,BABETTE!!!! !”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#148 Sep 24, 2010
lovemornings wrote:
Hi Elinor. We haven't 'spoken' yet, but my heart goes out to you and fellow CPP's in Florida who can't get their medications. What in the world do you do?? I watched those videos on Youtube about the 'pillmills' and how they are destroying it for any legit patients who need their meds. You must be furious with those dealer docs. I'm so sorry for all of the patients dealing with this.
love i just wanted to say , you are a sweet dear, and a breath of fresh air on topix! god bless you sweetie. love cat

“the one,the only,BABETTE!!!! !”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#149 Sep 24, 2010
Ho Lee Schitt wrote:
For those of you that are in pain and are victims of dea sadism there is an easy solution. Purchase some papaver somniferum (opium poppy)seeds and plant them. They are legal to grow in most states. Then Google 'poppy tea' and you will have a very inexpensive solution to your pain problems. No more self righteous doctors, no more pharmacists judging you when getting a prescription filled. It is very effective and like all opiates the drawback is dependence or addiction which is still better than suffering unnecessarily. You can then tell sadistic doctors and dea sociopaths to stuff it!!
hey ho lee, that sounds like a good plan, i just might do tht, i love tea, and that would be really kick butt, tea! how ya doin tonight sweetie, hope you are well. love cat

“the one,the only,BABETTE!!!! !”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#150 Sep 24, 2010
Elinor wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Cat ... Gee, I didn't get a post update here so I didn't know you responded till today... Yes, wouldn't it be nice, Poof ... better ? I so wish it too for all of us :D
I am ok., could be much better ... but instead of going through all the redundant info., I post here., I'm sure you'll get the update picture through my others.. lets just suffice to say.. the DEA is surely doing their job, going about it ALL WRONG, thus WE are the one's TO SUFFER AND WILL SUFFER even more. If I wanted to or if I could even afford it., can get as many roxicodone's as I wanted to on the street.... BUT I CAN'T GET WHAT I'VE BEEN FOR YEARS, ANY LONGER FROM MY DOCTOR.
I do not understand HOW THEY CAN'T KNOW this is all wrong and hurting the wrong populous ALL THE WHILE the dealers are having a field day as they are scooping up all the med's and selling them for even more money, which will go higher and higher .. the longer they do what they are doing. They have caused the price increase, the shortage, increased depression amongst our people AND CRIME ....
CRIME IS ON THE INCREASE BECAUSE OF THE DEA ....
Here I go again .... It's just so maddening, ya know., sorry to ramble.
I am losing my home, just had it listed as a short sale and my sister came
to our rescue and is buying a home with her IRA $$ for us to live in ...
God Bless Her .... otherwise I have no idea where we'd end up ....
I'll tell you Cat, If I weren't so ill, lacking funds and encumbered with my daily responsibilities, I'd put ALL MY EFFORTS AND TIME .. into fighting this ... big time. Rallies, petitions ... for lack of the right wording... I'D GO FOR IT and do what I could for those who can't ... surely hope you are doing good Cat .. take care.
elinor
hi elinor, have not seen a post from you in awhile, eme at [email protected]... ...... so we can post back and forth. love ya cat
trobb

Brooksville, FL

#151 Oct 9, 2010
forreal, they think theyre gonna stop drugs going around the streets? they cant even stop it in their own prisons! free momma

“the one,the only,BABETTE!!!! !”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#152 Oct 10, 2010
trobb wrote:
forreal, they think theyre gonna stop drugs going around the streets? they cant even stop it in their own prisons! free momma
boy that is so true, and then they mess it up for people in real pain, the op's are lousy , i know tht for sure now! love cat
tommy

United States

#153 Oct 10, 2010
Hi Cat, I thought you liked the OPs, they weren't giving you any problems. What happened? Take care, Tommy

“the one,the only,BABETTE!!!! !”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#154 Oct 11, 2010
tommy wrote:
Hi Cat, I thought you liked the OPs, they weren't giving you any problems. What happened? Take care, Tommy
oh my god , tommy they worked great the first day! then the 2cnd and 3rd day was horribly depressed, and i had to stop on the 4th, it was just too intense depression! i saw my doctor on friday, and he gave me a script for opana 20mg's, but they would not fill it, cause the damn ins. company said it needed prior authorization, see i had to fight them for 4 mos and go to a hearing , to get the oxycontin paid for, finally had the hearing, and so i would not set a precedent , they went ahead and approved the oxy. all that waiting you see, and they knw if i set a precendent they would have to pay for everyones pills, tht is why they went ahead and approved the oxy, i tell you tommy this really sucks, then i get one whole month of relief, i got a script of originals, and they worked great, i mean my whole quality of life was better, but then the script this month the friggin op's, but i was amazed they worked right off, but then i guess when they started filtering into my system they started making me have this awful depression! but you know i never did have the nausea and vomiting though, i guess that is one good thing. but i just cannot take them, god i really hope i call this morning and the ins. approves my opana. well thanks for asking sweetie, hey what are you taking for your pain, and what caused your pain dear. love cat
Anonymous

United States

#155 Oct 11, 2010
I am a CPP patient and I live in Pensacola Fl. I have my script from my doc in Georgia and I need help filling. The script is for 240 roxicodone 30mg and 120 15mg. If anyone can help me please let me know. I prefer mom and pop but have had no luck whatsoever. I simply cannot pay $2000 and some have suggested. [email protected]
dosiaman

Montrose, CO

#156 Nov 3, 2010
were to find a doctor any one know of a doctor that will prescribe pain meds iam a pairapeligic and my doc reatired and got a new doc and he wont give me any pain meds if someone can give me a phone number or place i can go thanks
Inflorida

Toledo, OH

#157 Nov 3, 2010
Susan, did u ever have any luck?
Susan Baker wrote:
I am a CPP patient and I live in Pensacola Fl. I have my script from my doc in Georgia and I need help filling. The script is for 240 roxicodone 30mg and 120 15mg. If anyone can help me please let me know. I prefer mom and pop but have had no luck whatsoever. I simply cannot pay $2000 and some have suggested. [email protected]

Since: Mar 09

New Port Richey, FL

#158 Nov 3, 2010
lovemornings wrote:
Hi Elinor. We haven't 'spoken' yet, but my heart goes out to you and fellow CPP's in Florida who can't get their medications. What in the world do you do?? I watched those videos on Youtube about the 'pillmills' and how they are destroying it for any legit patients who need their meds. You must be furious with those dealer docs. I'm so sorry for all of the patients dealing with this.
Hey There,
Times are really tough ... for so many reason .. one being what we are all up in arms about here in Florida ... This is ludacris and I can not believe the legitimate Doctors are not standing up to the illegal manner in which the DEA is going about trying/attempting to put a lid on the illegitimate Doctor Pill Mills/dealers and so on ... It's so wrong that the CPP are being made to suffer this way all the while, believe it or not that the dealers are continuing their business as usual, while I can not get the medicine I've been on for years .. CRAZY .... and even crazier than that ... is, I CAN obtain the medicine on the streets and I can't from my legit Dr., and BTW, My pharmacist has my medicine there but my Dr. refuses to write it .. the DEA has them so in fear from their threats, they're frozen !!
I MUST SAY THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND AND BE EMPATHETIC TO OUR CAUSE OF WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST in this crazy nightmare I'm afraid that I'm not going to be enabled to wake from ....
You are one of so few who extend the well wishes to show some people still do care ... Honestly speaking, I have lost my faith in humanity and people in general .... It's a tough going out there and it's going to get worse.
I simply want to be able to function normally w/o being in pain constantly .... The people that are causing this to happen .. If I had the money, I'd bet that THEY HAVE NOT BEEN AS ILL AS THE PEOPLE HERE WHO ARE SUFFERING AND EVEN IF THEY HAVE AT ONE TIME, THEY AREN'T NOW AND THEY'VE NEVER BEEN IN THE POSITION THAT THEY'VE PUT US IN. They've gone about it all wrong .. and you know what ?? The one's who are winning are the Dealers/Addicts ( because they can continue to get their medicatons ) and the Crooked Dr. and Pharmacists .. Yes .. the pharmacists that participate, take the cash paying customers first turning away the Insurance carriers because they make alot more $$. The price of Roxicodone's has tripled and they make alot of $$, I've seen it right in front of me, telling someone with their RX in hand and Insurance that they have no Roxi's... they leave and the next cust. is CASH paying and they fill their scripts no problem .. getting thousands in record time.
The DEA has caused undo suffering, expidential increases in the cost of the medication along with the shortages also ... all of it ... but you know, it's the pain & suffering ... that's the worst. I'M SORRY .. I'm having a real bad go of it and I'm with CAT ( she too is having a tough time ) who also wrote to say Thank You to you on not long ago.... You Take Care my Friend .. Many Blessings to You and YOurs.......... Elinor ... Camaraderie always makes tough times a bit easier :D
PS: My eyes are seeing double, I'm too tired to check for errors, so my apologies for any mistakes ....
PS: just goggle a few of these words and you'll read hundreds of articles of this massive travesty being thrust upon us !!!

“the one,the only,BABETTE!!!! !”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#159 Nov 4, 2010
Elinor wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey There,
Times are really tough ... for so many reason .. one being what we are all up in arms about here in Florida ... This is ludacris and I can not believe the legitimate Doctors are not standing up to the illegal manner in which the DEA is going about trying/attempting to put a lid on the illegitimate Doctor Pill Mills/dealers and so on ... It's so wrong that the CPP are being made to suffer this way all the while, believe it or not that the dealers are continuing their business as usual, while I can not get the medicine I've been on for years .. CRAZY .... and even crazier than that ... is, I CAN obtain the medicine on the streets and I can't from my legit Dr., and BTW, My pharmacist has my medicine there but my Dr. refuses to write it .. the DEA has them so in fear from their threats, they're frozen !!
I MUST SAY THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND AND BE EMPATHETIC TO OUR CAUSE OF WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST in this crazy nightmare I'm afraid that I'm not going to be enabled to wake from ....
You are one of so few who extend the well wishes to show some people still do care ... Honestly speaking, I have lost my faith in humanity and people in general .... It's a tough going out there and it's going to get worse.
I simply want to be able to function normally w/o being in pain constantly .... The people that are causing this to happen .. If I had the money, I'd bet that THEY HAVE NOT BEEN AS ILL AS THE PEOPLE HERE WHO ARE SUFFERING AND EVEN IF THEY HAVE AT ONE TIME, THEY AREN'T NOW AND THEY'VE NEVER BEEN IN THE POSITION THAT THEY'VE PUT US IN. They've gone about it all wrong .. and you know what ?? The one's who are winning are the Dealers/Addicts ( because they can continue to get their medicatons ) and the Crooked Dr. and Pharmacists .. Yes .. the pharmacists that participate, take the cash paying customers first turning away the Insurance carriers because they make alot more $$. The price of Roxicodone's has tripled and they make alot of $$, I've seen it right in front of me, telling someone with their RX in hand and Insurance that they have no Roxi's... they leave and the next cust. is CASH paying and they fill their scripts no problem .. getting thousands in record time.
The DEA has caused undo suffering, expidential increases in the cost of the medication along with the shortages also ... all of it ... but you know, it's the pain & suffering ... that's the worst. I'M SORRY .. I'm having a real bad go of it and I'm with CAT ( she too is having a tough time ) who also wrote to say Thank You to you on not long ago.... You Take Care my Friend .. Many Blessings to You and YOurs.......... Elinor ... Camaraderie always makes tough times a bit easier :D
PS: My eyes are seeing double, I'm too tired to check for errors, so my apologies for any mistakes ....
PS: just goggle a few of these words and you'll read hundreds of articles of this massive travesty being thrust upon us !!!
sweetie i am so sorry you are having such a hard time of it, the dea just is screwing everyone up. eme anytime [email protected]... ......and thanks for the bday email card......love cat
freemarcemery

Boynton Beach, FL

#160 Nov 4, 2010
Susan Baker wrote:
I am a CPP patient and I live in Pensacola Fl. I have my script from my doc in Georgia and I need help filling. The script is for 240 roxicodone 30mg and 120 15mg. If anyone can help me please let me know. I prefer mom and pop but have had no luck whatsoever. I simply cannot pay $2000 and some have suggested. [email protected]
why do you prefer mom n pop?? they are the ones screwin everybody. just go to walgreens...

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