New restrictions on painkiller prescriptions take effect Saturday

Feb 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Post-Standard

Central New Yorkers with prescriptions for Vicodin and other painkillers containing hydrocodone will not be able to get them refilled starting Saturday unless they go to their doctor for a new prescription.

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Since: Sep 12

Tucson, AZ

#1 Feb 18, 2013
This really, really sucks!

Since: Jan 13

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#3 Feb 18, 2013
Yup. F*ck the gub'mint. It's time to take it back. The hardest thing is education, ... of the voting populace.
Cherry

United States

#4 Feb 20, 2013
Look its a hot mess not only with pain medication...way up with this k2 stuff..wow bytches looking like zombies...smh
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#5 Feb 20, 2013
This law is sadistis and totally unnecessary. First the government made up a 'prescription pain pill epidemic' that does not exist. The press in their usual way did no real investigation and just parroted the government line. This is exactly like the reefer madness of the 30's! It is a bad time to be in pain in this country. I hope all of the people that support these laws get cancer and cannot find a doctor to treat their pain because of the policies they advocate! This propaganda has gone far enough and has caused enough damage and suffering!
Beezlebub

United States

#6 Feb 20, 2013
A prescription pain pill epidemic doesn't exist ? You cant be serous ?
Are you living under a rock or something ?

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#8 Feb 20, 2013
According to whom, Beezlebub? According to a few hyped up deaths which are not outside the norm?

C'mon, man. I can point out many items, including male suicides which are much more prevalent, but not as sexy as a M-O-N-E-Y maker for the gub'mint that should be garnering more attention than this.
Ronald Dennis Long

Franklin, NC

#9 Feb 20, 2013
Now you're talking!
Jim

Mckinney, TX

#10 Feb 20, 2013
Everyone keeps voting for the same mo rons year after year.

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#12 Feb 21, 2013
We must be aware. Believing a false press corps is not the way to do it. Being wagged by the tail of the dog is simply being a puppet to the forces of the media.

ANYONE who wishes to dispute this can take this up with me anytime on this thread.

“In Wally's Humble Opinion”

Since: Mar 12

Let's Go Surfin' Now...

#13 Feb 21, 2013
AristotleRex wrote:
We must be aware. Believing a false press corps is not the way to do it. Being wagged by the tail of the dog is simply being a puppet to the forces of the media.
ANYONE who wishes to dispute this can take this up with me anytime on this thread.
We're all puppets...whether we like it or not.
Beezlebub

Bronx, NY

#14 Feb 21, 2013
For anyone to deny the facts that are right there to see I don't get it
Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in American cities by leaps and bounds over all other forms of drugs COMBINED

Do you think someone's just making all that up or it's some conspiracy or something ?

Some of you are in some serious denial. or badly out of touch with the world around you

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#18 Feb 21, 2013
I think that it's a "manufactured" problem that's been around for decades. Whether or not they've simply started to document this isn't important. It's a money maker any way one chooses to view it. NOW, look for therapists to gobble up the next round of profits.

For instance, marijuana has been a "problem" for quite some time now. How did that work out?

And, the "world around me" isn't dictated by the talking heads on the evening news. That's the difference between me and you.

I simply know how to follow the M-O-N-E-Y. I've done this is the past and continue to do this to this very day, as there is more truth in following that money, than there is in the news.

I don't expect you to understand this either. The numbers of this manufactured "epidemic" simply aren't there.

Period.

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#19 Feb 21, 2013
IWallysHO wrote:
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We're all puppets...whether we like it or not.
Aye Matey!

Some, more than others.

“In Wally's Humble Opinion”

Since: Mar 12

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#20 Feb 21, 2013
AristotleRex wrote:
I simply know how to follow the M-O-N-E-Y. I've done this is the past and continue to do this to this very day, as there is more truth in following that money, than there is in the news.
It's always about greed.

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#21 Feb 21, 2013
Indeed.

“In Wally's Humble Opinion”

Since: Mar 12

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#22 Feb 21, 2013
AristotleRex wrote:
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Aye Matey!
Some, more than others.
Too true.

Bottom line...you really do have to look out for #1.

Because no one else will.

Since: Feb 13

State College, PA

#25 Feb 21, 2013
I'm confused lol. So, does this mean they are getting rid of everything that has hydrocodone in it or it just means you have to have a new prescription from your Dr with no refills????

“In Wally's Humble Opinion”

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#26 Feb 22, 2013
jlorx wrote:
Some people HAVE to take insulin, and some HAVE to take high blood pressure meds, and some PEOPLE have to take anti-depressants, what is wrong with some people HAVING to have pain pills, I mean, pain...it is bad...pill makes good. Very infantile to me. People abuse spray paint and glue, and Robitussin should those be controlled too????? Heck why not control SUGAR and COFFEE and ... why even stop.
You left out tobacco.

You can smoke yourself into a painful cancerous death and the government will applaud you.

Why? Because the tobacco companies make some of the biggest donations to politicians.

And who gets to pay for the long and costly treatment of this self-imposed disease...we do, when our insurance premiums go through the roof and the same government complains about the spiraling cost of healthcare and then empowers big corporate companies to cut their employees benefits.

Oh...but I forgot...they do put that all-important warning label on the package.

“In Wally's Humble Opinion”

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#27 Feb 22, 2013
sugagirl777 wrote:
I'm confused lol. So, does this mean they are getting rid of everything that has hydrocodone in it or it just means you have to have a new prescription from your Dr with no refills????
The FDA is considering changing hydrocodone from a schedule 3 drug to a schedule 2 drug.

So, it means that you would have to go to your doctor every month to get an Rx.

Kind of surprised that they are doing this in Central New York before the FDA has made their decision. I didn't think local governments had the power to change the drug laws like that.

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#28 Feb 22, 2013
IWallysHO wrote:
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The FDA is considering changing hydrocodone from a schedule 3 drug to a schedule 2 drug.
So, it means that you would have to go to your doctor every month to get an Rx.
Kind of surprised that they are doing this in Central New York before the FDA has made their decision. I didn't think local governments had the power to change the drug laws like that.
i have been on a schedule 2 drug for several years now!! its not a pain pill. but i have to go see my doctor every 3 months, at that time she writes me a scrpit for that month and another post dated script for the next month. the next month i have to call the office and she will write me a script for that month that i have to either go pick up or they send it to me with my self addressed stamped envelope. so then i am back to having to go see her again and we repeat this cycle. i dont know if they change the laws with the hydros if you will be able to do this route or if your doc will do this or they maybe greedy and make you come in for a visit. but i see the doc schedule being filled up daily with visits just to get refills. when will they have time to see other patients that are in the need of other then hydros care!!! i see some doc just getting out of the script writting all together for the all the bull crap they will have to go thru!!

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