Urine tests required by new drug law ...

Urine tests required by new drug law costing some patients hundreds of dollars

There are 20 comments on the Lexington Herald-Leader story from Sep 28, 2012, titled Urine tests required by new drug law costing some patients hundreds of dollars. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

To curb prescription drug abuse, Kentucky started in July requiring people with long-term prescriptions for controlled substances to submit to urine testing.

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Lesia Cook

United States

#1 Sep 30, 2012
I think this is a great idea! And it's long overdue.... I am a cancer survivor.. And still suffer from chronic pain. I have personally witnessed many people obtaining Perscriptions I do not need them! Finally Kentucky is going to separate the ones that ate truley sick.. From the ones that are drug seekers...
.. And it's about time
The Truth

Chicago, IL

#2 Sep 30, 2012
Lesia Cook wrote:
I think this is a great idea! And it's long overdue.... I am a cancer survivor.. And still suffer from chronic pain. I have personally witnessed many people obtaining Perscriptions I do not need them! Finally Kentucky is going to separate the ones that ate truley sick.. From the ones that are drug seekers...
.. And it's about time
If you've ever had cancer the only cure is marijuana and organic produce.
It's called gerson therapy. This therapy happens to be a federal crime in this country but has cured thousands of cancer, and late stage cardiac desiese.
Hundreds cured from diabetes.
The only thing pharmecutical wants is to get you hooked. A pill for every ill, and the pill will probably kill you if it's not recalled quick enough.
Reallydumb

Lexington, KY

#3 Sep 30, 2012
Dude you are the dumbest poster on Topix. Marijuana a cure for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes? You need serious help.
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
If you've ever had cancer the only cure is marijuana and organic produce.
It's called gerson therapy. This therapy happens to be a federal crime in this country but has cured thousands of cancer, and late stage cardiac desiese.
Hundreds cured from diabetes.
The only thing pharmecutical wants is to get you hooked. A pill for every ill, and the pill will probably kill you if it's not recalled quick enough.
Seriously

Lexington, KY

#4 Sep 30, 2012
Seriously desiese and pharmecutical? WTF does that spell, get a good spell checker idiot.
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
If you've ever had cancer the only cure is marijuana and organic produce.
It's called gerson therapy. This therapy happens to be a federal crime in this country but has cured thousands of cancer, and late stage cardiac desiese.
Hundreds cured from diabetes.
The only thing pharmecutical wants is to get you hooked. A pill for every ill, and the pill will probably kill you if it's not recalled quick enough.
The Truth

Chicago, IL

#5 Sep 30, 2012
Reallydumb wrote:
<quoted text>Dude you are the dumbest poster on Topix. Marijuana a cure for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes? You need serious help.
No marijuana oil used with organic high water content fruits.
There are truths beyond your own, son.
Google gerson therapy
Dope

Lexington, KY

#6 Oct 1, 2012
Funny it's such a great treatment it's illegal in the US, but then again I am sure this is just a big cover up. Dude you are just plain stupid.

Max Gerson (October 18, 1881 March 8, 1959) was a German physician who developed the Gerson Therapy, an alternative dietary therapy, which he claimed could cure cancer and most chronic, degenerative diseases. Gerson described his approach in the book A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases. However, when Gerson's claims were examined by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), they found that his records lacked the basic information necessary to systematically evaluate his claims. The NCI concluded that his data showed no benefit from his treatment.[1] The therapy is scientifically unsupported and potentially hazardous
the truth

Chicago, IL

#7 Oct 1, 2012
Dope wrote:
Funny it's such a great treatment it's illegal in the US, but then again I am sure this is just a big cover up. Dude you are just plain stupid.

Max Gerson (October 18, 1881 – March 8, 1959) was a German physician who developed the Gerson Therapy, an alternative dietary therapy, which he claimed could cure cancer and most chronic, degenerative diseases. Gerson described his approach in the book A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases. However, when Gerson's claims were examined by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), they found that his records lacked the basic information necessary to systematically evaluate his claims. The NCI concluded that his data showed no benefit from his treatment.[1] The therapy is scientifically unsupported and potentially hazardous
Wana know why it's not supported?!
Is there money in healthy people, no?
What are the current methods to kill cancer.
Radiation, chemo.. These don't actually cure the people, the things causing the cancer it just treats the symptom.
If there is no proof, what of the THOUSANDS that have used it successfully?
What is dangerous about eating an organic only diet?!
The national cancer institute is fused mostly by the pharmaceutical companies, and those guys make the chemo meds...
It's all about money don't be so blind.
DidYou

Lexington, KY

#8 Oct 1, 2012
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
If you've ever had cancer the only cure is marijuana and organic produce.
It's called gerson therapy. This therapy happens to be a federal crime in this country but has cured thousands of cancer, and late stage cardiac desiese.
Hundreds cured from diabetes.
The only thing pharmecutical wants is to get you hooked. A pill for every ill, and the pill will probably kill you if it's not recalled quick enough.
Did you know your buddy obumma is against marijuana?
the truth

Chicago, IL

#9 Oct 1, 2012
DidYou wrote:
<quoted text>Did you know your buddy obumma is against marijuana?
He isn't my buddy.
His ideals are more closely aligned with Mine than say, mitt Romney.
Mitt says he hates welfare people, but his dad was on welfare.
His dad was a Mexican immigrant
Mitt is against big government and government bailouts, but took FULL credit for the Obama auto bailout
And he also got a government check for Bain to not go under.
The guy flip flops too much and he only cares about the rich.

But I digress
This thread isn't about that
Wow

Lexington, KY

#10 Oct 1, 2012
Ok when you get cancer you smoke all the dope you want and eat all the raw vegetables you want. Freaking conspiracy my ass. You may already have brain cancer because you are too stupid.
the truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Wana know why it's not supported?!
Is there money in healthy people, no?
What are the current methods to kill cancer.
Radiation, chemo.. These don't actually cure the people, the things causing the cancer it just treats the symptom.
If there is no proof, what of the THOUSANDS that have used it successfully?
What is dangerous about eating an organic only diet?!
The national cancer institute is fused mostly by the pharmaceutical companies, and those guys make the chemo meds...
It's all about money don't be so blind.
you are so dumb

Lexington, KY

#11 Oct 1, 2012
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>Ok when you get cancer you smoke all the dope you want and eat all the raw vegetables you want. Freaking conspiracy my ass. You may already have brain cancer because you are too stupid.
My mother used gerson therapy to completely remove all the tumors she had in her lungs, and she was never a smoker. Since converting myself (after how amazing and beautiful nature really was) I no longer have diabetes (type 1) or high blood pressure.
All of our medicines are synthesized from nature, ALL of them. So why is it so hard to believe organic nature itself could cure without the nasty side effects and addiction that come from pharms.
These withdrawals and addictions and side effects are also "curable" with more prescription drugs.

Watch the gerson miracle, it's actually currently on Netflix...
DocGeorge

Lexington, KY

#12 Oct 1, 2012
Good luck to your mother because there is no way that this therapy will cure her. The time that she is wasting will cost her, her life. If there is anyone in your family that loves your mom they will get her to an Oncologist on Tuesday. Just look at one of the richest men in the world Steve Jobs, he could have lived another 10 or 15 years but he decided to go your route. Guess what it doesnt work.
you are so dumb wrote:
<quoted text>
My mother used gerson therapy to completely remove all the tumors she had in her lungs, and she was never a smoker. Since converting myself (after how amazing and beautiful nature really was) I no longer have diabetes (type 1) or high blood pressure.
All of our medicines are synthesized from nature, ALL of them. So why is it so hard to believe organic nature itself could cure without the nasty side effects and addiction that come from pharms.
These withdrawals and addictions and side effects are also "curable" with more prescription drugs.
Watch the gerson miracle, it's actually currently on Netflix...
lol

United States

#13 Oct 1, 2012
A little off topic. Anyway a drug screen whether payable or not is based upon the diagnosis on the claim. It can be billed so that it is covered. Providers choice whether a 25$ or 600$ lab.
you are so dumb

Lexington, KY

#14 Oct 1, 2012
DocGeorge wrote:
<quoted text>Good luck to your mother because there is no way that this therapy will cure her. The time that she is wasting will cost her, her life. If there is anyone in your family that loves your mom they will get her to an Oncologist on Tuesday. Just look at one of the richest men in the world Steve Jobs, he could have lived another 10 or 15 years but he decided to go your route. Guess what it doesnt work.
She has has multiple scans and they cannot find a single thing wrong with her.
My diabetes is gone.
It has already worked.
Steve jobs wasn't a gerson therapy patient, Steve jobs was a fruititarian, another very healthy way to live, but fruit is only food, the vegetables contain
Hundreds of macronutrients.
We evolved eating fruits from trees and gained our brain power by eating fruits, seeds and nuts.
Btw apple was names so because he ate only apples for months in college once.
October

Nicholasville, KY

#15 Oct 6, 2012
If the drug screen is going to be mandatory, the insurance should have to cover it! The medicines already cost a fortune & most people cannot afford this.I have a friend whose son now 20 & in college but has been on adhd meds since third grade & suddenly they tested him & the insurance didn't pay for it & it was $600! Rediculous! Then a grandson who has been on ADHD meds for 3 years, he is only 10 & all of a sudden he has to drug test! OK fine but it needs to be covered by the insurance!
The Truth

Lexington, KY

#16 Oct 6, 2012
October wrote:
If the drug screen is going to be mandatory, the insurance should have to cover it! The medicines already cost a fortune & most people cannot afford this.I have a friend whose son now 20 & in college but has been on adhd meds since third grade & suddenly they tested him & the insurance didn't pay for it & it was $600! Rediculous! Then a grandson who has been on ADHD meds for 3 years, he is only 10 & all of a sudden he has to drug test! OK fine but it needs to be covered by the insurance!
ADHD is a joke, discipline the children.
Drug tests should be covered by insurance, yes,
But shouldn't also the pharms company be held responsible for making a 4 cent pill cost 300 a bottle.
Price gouging in any business should be illegal
VJH

Lexington, KY

#17 Oct 6, 2012
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
ADHD is a joke, discipline the children.
Drug tests should be covered by insurance, yes,
But shouldn't also the pharms company be held responsible for making a 4 cent pill cost 300 a bottle.
Price gouging in any business should be illegal
Apparently you are clueless about ADHD. Do your research!
VJH

Lexington, KY

#18 Oct 6, 2012
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
ADHD is a joke, discipline the children.
Drug tests should be covered by insurance, yes,
But shouldn't also the pharms company be held responsible for making a 4 cent pill cost 300 a bottle.
Price gouging in any business should be illegal
Agree with the rest you stated. But disagree about ADHD. Like I said do your research.
The Truth

Lexington, KY

#19 Oct 6, 2012
VJH wrote:
<quoted text>Agree with the rest you stated. But disagree about ADHD. Like I said do your research.
Why is this only prevalent in American children? Canadians don't even have it like we do. Your child doesn't have trouble focusing, your child just needs to eat non processed foods, less sugars, and get out and play more...
The Truth

Lexington, KY

#20 Oct 6, 2012
If drinking and drug use is bad because it effects brain growth, than what effect do you expect from these drugs? A constantly focused child, what If this is their generations mercury.
Your a parent, so you should be about the age when high schoolers and college kids handled mercury.
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