I get the abuse of rx and the od's. I don't want to die orhave anyone die from rx abuse. But...... I also believe that it has made it very hard for those really in pain and needing rx's not be able to ge the meds they need!
Yes, it HAS made it hard, and EXPENSIVE! You have to find a pharmacy (usually a mom and pop) that believes when you walk in there that you are a true patient with a legitimate need. If they don't like the way you look, or who your dr. is, or they vibe they get from you, they will straight lie to your face and say they don't carry those drugs when they have them right there in their safe. Sometimes it can take WEEKS to find your medications if you do not have an established relationship...
Yes, it HAS made it hard, and EXPENSIVE! You have to find a pharmacy (usually a mom and pop) that believes when you walk in there that you are a true patient with a legitimate need. If they don't like the way you look, or who your dr. is, or they vibe they get from you, they will straight lie to your face and say they don't carry those drugs when they have them right there in their safe. Sometimes it can take WEEKS to find your medications if you do not have an established relationship with a pharmacist in your area, and during that time while the patient is desperatly searching for his/her meds that USED TO BE easily obtained almost anywhere he/she is in excrutiating pain, and more often than not also suffering withdrawal symptoms identical to those that a herion addict goes through because they don't have their meds; and that makes you look like a junkie and makes ppl even less likely to sell to you! It's ALMOST enough to make the most honest, legitimate, law abiding person turn to street dealers as a temporary fix until they can get their precsriptions filled. (Notice I said ALMOST!) Also, add in the high cost of gas going from pharmacy to pharmacy to pharmacy, plus the time away from work, etc.etc.etc. I went to my current pharmacy 5 TIMES and got told they were out of stock, then the 6th time I came in with my husband helping me walk because I was having a bad day and the pharmacist changed her mind and starting selling to me because she said seeing me with my family, along with my age (40+) and my history (same doctor, same pharmacy for 5 yrs. until they stopped carrying my meds) made her see that I was a legitimate patient in pain, not a drug dealer or addict just trying to get scrips. Now she orders what I need and has them ready for me every month like clockwork on my dr day. However, if I were to tell a soul that I get scrips from her she has made it VERY clear that she will drop me like a bad habit because she doesn't want 50 zillion addicts beating down her door. (She calls them zombies-lol!) Also, my bill is just under 1,000 per month because I was not insured at the time of my accident and am now considered uninsurable (Our rebublican legistature and republican governor here in FL REFUSE to implement the Affordable Care Act aka "Obamacare") <insert sarcastic smirk here> Isn't partisan politics great? Also, plz see my initial comment. Not all od's are from abuse. I took my meds AS PRESCRIBED and still almost died of an o.d. in my first weeks home from the hospital after my accident before my body adjusted to the medication.
I know and understand all too well the effects of being addicted to prescribed drugs.
idem here, sheila.....
EVERYONE SHOULD SIGN FOR THIS GOOD CAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE DYING FROM PRESCRIPTION DRUGS! THANKS LYNDA
I lost my first born son at the age of 26 from the demon drug oxy! My life has been changed forever, and no one on this earth should ever have to experience this tragedy. Prescription drugs are an epidemic that is spiraling out of control.
Prescription drug abuse killed my husband, along with alcohol abuse. Thank you for this cause, Ronna.
I lost my 19 yr.old son to an overdose of a prescription drug(oxycontin)I would not ever want anyone to deal with the pain I live with every day.Prescription drugs are killing our children, families, and our loved ones.
Not one more family should have to deal with the affects of addiction or suffer the loss of a family member because of prescription drugs. It needs to stop now.
Stop these senseless deaths.
This is so out of control. It's happening everywhere and to everyone. Our families, friends, and strangers. And once these people are hooked there is no help for them without insurance. Something needs to happen and happen soon!
In the past 45 days I've lost 2 cousins to drugs!