Sorry I can't be more specific, but the Florida Senate has approved a bill and in that bill it states the ability to close all stand alone pain clinics not related to hospitals and that the docs must have a fellowship in pain management, not only or just anesthesiology. I guess the bill is now in the house as it has passed the Senate. This is very scary for us pain patients and is setting a horrible precedent.
Pete I knew this was coming when only last week I think it was I posted about the drug raids here in KY and you and I went back and forth and talked some of this on that thread.
I had heard everything you were saying about the newspapers and the cash only and no tracking system in FL. from the local news here after the 29 arrests here for bringing oxy-c and zanax etc. into Ky from Florida.
Seems these folks here were being backed by drug dealers and getting an all expense paid trip to Florida and even given the money and fake scans to take with them. They were recruiting dozens each month to make the drive and paying them as well as paying all expenses for their family to take a mini-vacation to Florida and all they had to do was go to a clinic get the meds and bring them back for these dealers.
I forget how many millions of dollars in street value that bust made. It was horrific and then I came on here the next day I think and see someone posting from Florida who cant get PM.
Sad to say it isnt just Florida as I know several folks or have met several more that go to border states such as Indiana,Ohio and tenn to obtain meds and bring them back. I think what they are doing is getting them from their regular Docs here at home and then going out to border state to obtain more and in the past without the tracking systems being nationwide they dont catch it.
Everytime in years past there has been a big blow-up over illegal obtaining of meds or unusually high numbers of ODs associated with the very meds that give us a semblence of life it is us that pays the piper for it. the legit Docs get scared,the pharmacies get more watchful,and the DEA is on a rampage and taking down Docs and clinics they shouldnt be even looking at on any other day.
Here we go again.
Post Edited (White Beard) : 5/1/2009 9:11:05 PM (GMT-6)