DEA crackdown leads to pain pill shortage in S. Florida

Jul 10, 2010 Read more: WBZL-TV Hollywood 170

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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#1 Jul 10, 2010
Sorry, but this is amusing. The DEAs war on drugs: a theatre of the absurd.

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#2 Jul 10, 2010
There's a tunnel at the end of the light. LOL
painpatient

Boynton Beach, FL

#3 Jul 10, 2010
EXmethadone wrote:
Sorry, but this is amusing. The DEAs war on drugs: a theatre of the absurd.
i dont find it amusing at all. I find it sick, disturbing, and generally wrong. This country has turned into a police state. The DEA is patrolling the world. Too bad al-qeida(sp?) couldnt have flown a plane into their main office.

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#4 Jul 10, 2010
Next they'll be raiding hospitals and hospices.
DoneStoopid

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Jul 11, 2010
they cant control heroin!

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#6 Jul 11, 2010
In the bigger picture, they DO control heroin.
BEVIS

Bonita Springs, FL

#7 Jul 12, 2010
Fu ck the DEA. When did these cops become doctors? Why in the he ll are we letting police dictate what we put into our bodies? If someone is selling narcotics, bust them and send them to prison. I have cancer. And I cant find narcotic pain meds in south Florida. Thank you DEA! Dont you fu ck ing morons realize that making drugs hard to find is only going to create a more broad black market? Prices will soar and eventually people who are DEPENDENT on opiates will turn to the very easily accessible HEROIN. The Mexican mafia has been moving tons of tar heroin into the southern United States. And when little Oxy addicted Johnny cant find 80's......Jose will be right there with a tenth of tar for the taking.

Wise up DEAssholes!!! Making legitimate patients out to be criminals is only making MORE CRIMINALS!!!!
Pudykat

Bradenton, FL

#8 Jul 12, 2010
Amen to that. Pudykat
Ho Lee Schitt

Pennington, NJ

#9 Jul 14, 2010
The DEA is essentially practicing medicine without a license. Now when you go to a doctor their is a third person in the room-the DEA! The DEA has morphed from a legitimate law enforcement agency to a bunch of right wing thugs who don't care about legitimate patients. Welcome to the new police state of medicine. If you get hurt and think you will receive adequate treatment for pain think again-the DEA has most doctors terrified and most will not prescribe pain meds in the doses necessary. The DEA needs to be abolished, they have become a repository for sadistic right wing sociopaths!
Not Laughing

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Jul 15, 2010
I have severe arthritis and am totally disabled for the last 5 years. Oxycodone in combination with morphine is the only thing that enables me to live a semi-normal life. I don't get high from these pills. I take them as prescribed. Now here we go go again. Last year there was a shortage and I went through hell. My doctor gave me methadone and they didn't work and made me feel sick. I just got the last few oxy's from my druggist so I'm good for 2 weeks. what do I do then? Anybody know a good heroin dealer in South Fla?
Len

Jersey City, NJ

#11 Jul 15, 2010
BEVIS wrote:
Wise up DEAssholes!!! Making legitimate patients out to be criminals is only making MORE CRIMINALS!!!!
Dammit Bevis, it's called job security !!!!

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
DoneStoopid

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 Jul 15, 2010
Not Laughing wrote:
I have severe arthritis and am totally disabled for the last 5 years. Oxycodone in combination with morphine is the only thing that enables me to live a semi-normal life. I don't get high from these pills. I take them as prescribed. Now here we go go again. Last year there was a shortage and I went through hell. My doctor gave me methadone and they didn't work and made me feel sick. I just got the last few oxy's from my druggist so I'm good for 2 weeks. what do I do then? Anybody know a good heroin dealer in South Fla?
Let me know how you do...hard to find.
trob

Davenport, FL

#13 Jul 18, 2010
Not Laughing wrote:
I have severe arthritis and am totally disabled for the last 5 years. Oxycodone in combination with morphine is the only thing that enables me to live a semi-normal life. I don't get high from these pills. I take them as prescribed. Now here we go go again. Last year there was a shortage and I went through hell. My doctor gave me methadone and they didn't work and made me feel sick. I just got the last few oxy's from my druggist so I'm good for 2 weeks. what do I do then? Anybody know a good heroin dealer in South Fla?
does hydrocodone work for you? like alot of it

Since: Mar 09

New Port Richey, FL

#14 Jul 23, 2010
It is a nightmare ... we are all hurting here in florida .. I also have had my RX cut in half last month and am trying to make my Doctor realize that the DEA is instilling fear within the legitmate realm of this nightmare... He is doing exactly what they illegally told him to.... cut back all med's to his patient, eventually none ( Roxicodone )..
Don't know what I'm going to do but I'm writing a letter to my Doctor and sending it with supporting documentation I've printed from the internet ...in hopes that he'll see what DEA has done by intimidating with no legal documentation, just verbal commands .... IS ILLEGAL. He has nothing to worry about and MUST CONTINUE to prescribe as he has to the legit CPP's so we can get our med's and not the ill-fated addicts & dealers who are getting prescribe theirs no problem .. it's just plain nuts ... and again ... the down trodden legitimate pain patients are suffering once again .. How Much More Can We Take ?????????? apologies for bad compostion , I"m tired and IN PAIN !!!!!!!!!!
itsmebutudontkno wme

Delray Beach, FL

#15 Jul 24, 2010
i want to know why it happens in the summer two years in a row whats the deal. Is the summer time better for what... maybe someone can tell me. I mean yeah i dont agree with people doctor shopping and i know this is the obvious but it sucks for ordinary people with pain.but there has got to be a better way than cutting it from everyone, cause i dont sell drugs and shure can not afford 4 dollars a pill but i think the actual drug dealers probally can and will. that makes a lot of sense
dealer-kinda

United States

#16 Jul 25, 2010
itsmebutudontknowme wrote:
i want to know why it happens in the summer two years in a row whats the deal. Is the summer time better for what... maybe someone can tell me. I mean yeah i dont agree with people doctor shopping and i know this is the obvious but it sucks for ordinary people with pain.but there has got to be a better way than cutting it from everyone, cause i dont sell drugs and shure can not afford 4 dollars a pill but i think the actual drug dealers probally can and will. that makes a lot of sense
i have found them cheap at certain places after 2 days of searching so i kinda turned it in to a mimi vacation wich i gave the state of florida some much needed money wich i always do give a little bit i can pay for them at the clinic but would preffer not to and i can't every time i come down wich is about every8 or 9 days all it has done is drove the price of them up at home to about $30 to $ 40 a pill with no deal or price cut at all i need my pain meds so i cut back to about half of what they perscribe me sell the rest to pay for my trips back down and my bills.thats the only way i can live and survive and take care of my kids and wife i can't work because of my back and they won't give me disability yet so i do what i have to but they are not stopping it (DEA) they are just changing the price of everything and weeding out the people that used to get up 1000.00 come down and get 240 180 from a couple of Dr. and go back home now i have to come down with about 4000.00 to get it done.And trust me ther is places that has then for .90 15 and 1.85 30 and take out of state id you just have to be willing to take alot of time and search i just found 1 today and it was even Sun. so it just depends on how bad you want them they are ther though but its bad at home and for the people that don't have a little $ and its causing alot of people to get robbed shot stabbed alot more than before its always went on just not this bad and its only going to get worse until they get the other manufacter up and running (wich they are doing right now)it won't be much longer and they will get it opened its costing them millions so trust me they will get it going asap they want it as bad if not worse than we do.Everybody hang in ther and it will get better good luck!
itsmebutudontkno wme

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Jul 25, 2010
dealer-kinda wrote:
<quoted text>i have found them cheap at certain places after 2 days of searching so i kinda turned it in to a mimi vacation wich i gave the state of florida some much needed money wich i always do give a little bit i can pay for them at the clinic but would preffer not to and i can't every time i come down wich is about every8 or 9 days all it has done is drove the price of them up at home to about $30 to $ 40 a pill with no deal or price cut at all i need my pain meds so i cut back to about half of what they perscribe me sell the rest to pay for my trips back down and my bills.thats the only way i can live and survive and take care of my kids and wife i can't work because of my back and they won't give me disability yet so i do what i have to but they are not stopping it (DEA) they are just changing the price of everything and weeding out the people that used to get up 1000.00 come down and get 240 180 from a couple of Dr. and go back home now i have to come down with about 4000.00 to get it done.And trust me ther is places that has then for .90 15 and 1.85 30 and take out of state id you just have to be willing to take alot of time and search i just found 1 today and it was even Sun. so it just depends on how bad you want them they are ther though but its bad at home and for the people that don't have a little $ and its causing alot of people to get robbed shot stabbed alot more than before its always went on just not this bad and its only going to get worse until they get the other manufacter up and running (wich they are doing right now)it won't be much longer and they will get it opened its costing them millions so trust me they will get it going asap they want it as bad if not worse than we do.Everybody hang in ther and it will get better good luck!
yeah well my doctor had to change my meds to a more available drug, and they do not even work close enough to were they should. they do help and that is better than nothing so i know it could be worse, and i can't wait till this crap is over with. also you should be careful doing that it's not a good practice to turn to. I'm 26 y old i was hit by a truck when i was 17, i work i know im lucky to have a job, but i'm just tryin to look out for ya and let you know you get any chance to work do it man there are a lot of people that i imagine wish they didnt have to do that. you know? good luck man, i hope this isnt gonna last more than a month or two
Not Laughing

Boca Raton, FL

#18 Jul 26, 2010
trob wrote:
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does hydrocodone work for you? like alot of it
I have tried some but never alot. How many is alot anyway?
real pain patient

Dallas, TX

#19 Jul 28, 2010
hey dealer kinda,it's hard 2 make out everything u said,but are u actually admiting u come 2 Fl. every 8 days and get prescription's every time.That means ur a DOCTOR SHOPPER who does'nt even live in this state,people like u are the PROBLEM.Go 2 a doctor where u live.

Since: Mar 09

New Port Richey, FL

#20 Jul 29, 2010
real pain patient wrote:
hey dealer kinda,it's hard 2 make out everything u said,but are u actually admiting u come 2 Fl. every 8 days and get prescription's every time.That means ur a DOCTOR SHOPPER who does'nt even live in this state,people like u are the PROBLEM.Go 2 a doctor where u live.
YES, YES ... I so agree, so true ... please go back where you come from and get your med's there "dealer kinda" ... your name speaks for itself ...
You people as a whole, don't realize the grief you have caused in this state due to your abuse ( along with the Floridian's who abuse also ) and it's a shame because now, we are ALL going to suffer with what's going on now and what's coming down the road ....
Hold on everyone, it's going to be a bitch to be able to get your med's., legal or definitely otherwise .....
I am already suffering .. I am very ill, on full disability and have been on my med's for many years ..
To all the dealers, addicts and all types that abuse ... Thanks alot for
greatly affecting the quality of my life !!!

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