After reading everything... I do understand the severity of the problem. I do realize just how many billions of dollars are being funneled through the pill mills. On the other hand I see a severe lac of prosecuting the true "sources". Obviously someone's pocket is being padded to allow so many to open in a single county. Obviously someone is allowing the approval for mass quantities to be sent from the manufacturers.. I DO see the need. I just worry they are not prosecuting ALL the parties involved.
Also, someone made a good point RE: number of prescriptions. There are many patients that have to refill monthly for all sorts of reasons. Restrictions, monthly assessments (personally I get 3 months approved at a time but only fill monthly), insurance restrictions, local law, individual facility / doctor policy (UAs, # of scripts), sometimes people can only afford to fill 2 weeks at a time. So, there will be many "bugs" to work out.
On the other hand, someone posting a "news special" from Florida a few months. When I watched it my heart sank. People literally in line to get scripts... the lines stretched out the clinics and around the buildings. "Fake" illnesses and shady "reports" is all that was needed to gain insane amounts of class 1 & 2 meds. Obviously, something, anything, has to be done.
I just worry that the laws are too "general" and aren't specific enough to separate the "good folks" from the "Bad folks". Not specific enough to be able to prosecute ALL involved. Okay, now that I have rambled on with my worries I will end this here. I must admit I will be watching how this all plays out over the next few months.
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