Purdue Pharma offers $1M for prescrip...

Purdue Pharma offers $1M for prescription drug database

There are 16 comments on the South Florida Business Journal story from Mar 9, 2011, titled Purdue Pharma offers $1M for prescription drug database. In it, South Florida Business Journal reports that:

Purdue Pharma , the manufacturer of pain drug OxyContin, offered $1 million to fund Florida's prescription drug monitoring program , which aims to curb improper prescriptions for pain drugs.

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Since: Jan 11

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#1 Mar 9, 2011
Another government database and a clear HIPPA violation. Maybe they should put all our faces on a wanted like list and a calender.
Annie

Covington, KY

#2 Mar 9, 2011
Maybe you don't need your face on a list, but there are a lot of doctor shoppers who do. If you're legally prescribed and not abusing, why do you care? This database has worked for almost every other state, which is why everyone travels to Florida where it's a narcotic free for all. Will be interesting to see what Rick Scott's excuse for opposition is now that it's not funding. It's obviously not a HIPAA violation.
Painboi

Athens, AL

#4 Mar 9, 2011
Screw Purdue Pharma after the way they did the Millions of people legally prescribed Oxycontin over Ten years, Then the reformulate the medication and cause massive health problems.The new OP is not releasing the same as the previous OC did, and people on low dosage Oxycontin will not notice or people just starting, But the people like myself taking high dosage daily got screwed By Purdue after they made there Billions over and over, Then decide they were going to take the lead and take a top medication that was powerful enough to control pain into a weak sicking drug with untested ingredients. Thanks Purdue for all you continue to give us, "The people" that made your Billions and were pushed aside like__ trash__ When you introduced this OP Garbage.
Chuck

Anacortes, WA

#5 Mar 9, 2011
This is hilarious!!$1 million would run this program for a week at most... as anyone familiar with government I.T. systems will attest.

Purdue wants ABSOLUTELY NO PMP. They're getting rich off Oxy. They want to sell tons (literally) of pills at the highest price. They love addicts.

Purely a PR stunt folks.
Annie

Covington, KY

#6 Mar 9, 2011
The eKASPER in Kentucky cost 1.4 million to start up and averages 350,000 per year to operate.
Chuck

Anacortes, WA

#7 Mar 9, 2011
- FL has 5x the population of FL
- FL has more geriatrics (i.e. lots of drugs)
- KY has lower household income (i.e. cheap staff)

Stop prohibition and the nanny state. Stop expecting your government to take care of you. It's only killing people and making the criminals more powerful.

People wanna overdose on Oxy? Fine. It's called Darwinism. Fuck 'em.
Annie

Covington, KY

#8 Mar 9, 2011
Chuck, I don't think anyone in any of the other 40 some states that have an electronic monitoring system are doing it to take care of me. They're doing it to try to fight the tremendous cost of the crime and deaths narcotics have produced, especially in our area. Maybe to take care of the innocent victims affected by addiction?

If it's worked well everywhere else, what is the opposition from Florida? Is Florida just the only state that really knows how to handle this? Because they sure are doing a bang up job of handling it so far and we'd personally like for them to get control soon.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#9 Mar 9, 2011
Annie wrote:
Chuck, I don't think anyone in any of the other 40 some states that have an electronic monitoring system are doing it to take care of me. They're doing it to try to fight the tremendous cost of the crime and deaths narcotics have produced, especially in our area. Maybe to take care of the innocent victims affected by addiction?
If it's worked well everywhere else, what is the opposition from Florida? Is Florida just the only state that really knows how to handle this? Because they sure are doing a bang up job of handling it so far and we'd personally like for them to get control soon.
Joseph Stalin would be able to handle it for you no prob.
Annie

Covington, KY

#10 Mar 9, 2011
You do realize that before the electronic system, we were using manpower at an extreme cost to accomplish the same goal? That goal being 52% reduction in narcotic prescriptions the first year implemented.
Annie

Covington, KY

#11 Mar 9, 2011
I mean, I really do appreciate the simplicity of your fuck em it's Darwinism approach to it, but unfortunately the problem in Florida is much more far reaching than just that state. We'd really like to blow Florida off the map and get some relief from their mess, but again, simplicity is easy.

There are federal grants available to offset operating costs to a state AFTER it's implemented. So with over a million already secured in private funding, and if in fact Purdue adds a million, the start up is paid and federal picks up a lot of the future expense. But until they get on the same page as the rest of the USA, we're having to deal with the nightmare they've created from pure greed. It's not appreciated much, sorry, we're tired here.
Annie

Covington, KY

#12 Mar 9, 2011
Gaddock wrote:
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Joseph Stalin would be able to handle it for you no prob.
Such the activist. And somewhat cute - and again, quite simplistic - reply. Yes, every other state in the USA is communist except Florida.
Chuck

Anacortes, WA

#13 Mar 9, 2011
Annie wrote:
They're doing it to try to fight the tremendous cost of the crime and deaths narcotics have produced, especially in our area. Maybe to take care of the innocent victims affected by addiction?
And why do people die? Not because of the drug... they die from PROHIBITION.

Back when alcohol was illegal thousands died and gangsters took over the market. Consumption quickly rose to pre-prohibition levels and alcohol abuse was rampant.

Ask yourself... are people getting robbed when they walk out of Costco with a 24-pack of Budweiser? No.

If Oxy was OTC would they be getting robbed outside Walgreens? No.

“I'm trying”

Since: Feb 11

Temple City

#14 Mar 9, 2011
Painboi wrote:
Screw Purdue Pharma after the way they did the Millions of people legally prescribed Oxycontin over Ten years, Then the reformulate the medication and cause massive health problems.The new OP is not releasing the same as the previous OC did, and people on low dosage Oxycontin will not notice or people just starting, But the people like myself taking high dosage daily got screwed By Purdue after they made there Billions over and over, Then decide
they were going to take the lead and take a
top medication that was powerful enough to
control pain into a weak sicking drug with
untested ingredients. Thanks Purdue for all you continue to give us, "The people" that made your Billions and were pushed aside like__ trash__ When you introduced this OP Garbage.
Thanks for your input. I'm taking all these to my PM Doc to show him, I'm not the only one. Call Purdue. I called them today to tell them the new formula is bad for PM patients. They took my info and seemed interested. Ask to speak to Mark the Pharmacist. Tell him what they are doing to you.
Annie

Covington, KY

#15 Mar 9, 2011
The inevitable addiction would still be there if OTC, as would the quickly rising tolerance level and the risk of overdose. There would still be crimes committed due to the cost of addict desperation.

There are a lot of people who can drink Budweiser and not become alcoholics. Opiates have an almost certain outcome of addiction from even occasional use. Thus the thousands of posts on this forum about how it's ruined peoples' lives and their struggle to detox, the begging for drugs, the people willing to be scammed.

The people die because they are addicted, their tolerance level skyrockets, and at some point they are ingesting a lethal dosage.

Legal, illegal, free or costly, opiates are highly addictive and quickly destructive. Legalization isn't going to stop that. At any rate, it's not going to be legalized, nor is heroin or cocaine, so the best we can do is put a system in place to limit it. Florida is fueling the entire nation's problems at this point, for no other reason than money.
Annie

Covington, KY

#16 Mar 9, 2011
I really hate to leave such a fact filled, logical conversation but I have to be up at 430a and be fully alert to deal with patients, many of whom are suffering the consequences of their addiction to narcotics.

Communism, prohibition, all the ideals you can pout and stomp your feet about don't justify the destruction that we deal with daily. But it sounds good on a topix forum.
Chuck

Anacortes, WA

#17 Mar 9, 2011
Addiction and overdose are straw man arguments.

Prohibition is about control. Corporations want obedient citizens to run their factories. If we were out ENJOYING LIFE with the occasional dose of MDMA, LSD, marijuana, or heroin they would lose control.

This country was founded on personal responsibility and that has gone out the window. Great minds like Carl Sagan and Francis Crick opened their minds with those substances...

Should we cut off psychedelic experiences for future generations? Nah... a few retards will get addicted so lets keep them from EVERYONE.

Drugs are everywhere anyway... nobody is going to change that. My complaint is they are just too damn expensive.

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