Our local Walgreen has a HUGE sign that says that oxycontin is in a timed delayed safe, I think it's sad that they have to put that up...I remember when I was on Actiq, I only knew of three pharmacies that carried it, and 2 of them only sold them in boxes of 30, and I had a pain doctor that would give me coupons for 6 free Actiqs that I could fill every 3 days, and only one of the pharmacies would break the box
open for me, and if they where out, then I had no choice but to wait. But truthfully I don't hear much about
Actiqs around here, the drug of choice seems to be hydrocodone, but then again I don't really hang out with the people who abuse medication (eventhough I'm surrounded by them).
Since I live in HUD apartments, their's ALOT of drug activity going on, it seems like everytime I go outside to walk my dog around the apartments, I'll see a drug dealing going on. It's a scary situation, I wish I could move, but living on SSI doesnt give me any choice in housing.
Also I've heard that they're really cracking down on those so-called "pain clinics" in florida lately. That show "oxycontin express" was made a year or more ago, and since then it's really brought attention to their problem, and I hear it's starting to get better. I would think that if that's the only place that has that problem, then they should be able to stop it like they do everywhere else in the states (I forgot why they said that county in florida gets away with it, but I would think it would be easy to stop it since it's ot a national problem). Well I guess only time will tell...
Carmen~*~*~Chronic Pain Moderator
DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum, Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines, and Kids!!!
Meds- Suboxone 16mg for pain, Cymbalta 60mg, prilosec, Zyrtec, ProAir inhaler, and the best medication is my puppy, kitty, and 5 guinea pigs!!!