Yes, it's become a huge problem here in south FL.... that's got to be only because "they" let it get that way.. by using "they" I am referring to whomever was/is making a whole lot of money off of those clinics- an not just the Dr's- I'm sure along the way people were paid off to not see the problem and it's become hard now to control... just like how the cocaine trade started here in FL cops and officials in high places were paid off (Cocaine Cowboys the movie goes into great detail about
the start of the cocaine business in FL, really interesting to watch!)
It was only a couple of years ago the database was put into place to link the pharmacies so now a paper trail is in place- now Dr. shopping and filling a multitudes of scrips is a lot harder.
To me it's a simple problem to fix and should have been done years ago... but like I said follow the money trail- Rick Scott our governor failed to sign the "pill Mill Law" into effect back in 2009, it was signed into law in 2011.. perhaps it will affect bottom $$$ for his health care clinic's or his wife's clinics
Mail order script
s will not happen, out of the question
I have tried several other long lasting meds like I stated in my post- again, Oxycodone was the only one that I found worked for me and it only costs me around $70.. it's not $500, $400, or $200 those long lasting scrips did work for me but who can afford that every month? That's just for 30 days and not counting my other meds.. my Celebrex for 30 days is $180 + the others-
I did go to a Mom & Pop pharmacy at first- my CVS sent me there: I was fingerprinted and told they had the medicine but it wouldn't be ready until much later, then the story changed and they told me a couple of days.. I got my script
s and the woman who was older alway made a comment about
how young I was and couldn't possibly have such problems at a young age and she was very rude... one day they simply said they didn't want to fill my meds anymore- just like that.... everyone judges you here everyone.a CVS in my area was honoring a ridiculous amount of pills for a particular patient
this comment here.. just makes me sad.. we are the last people who should be questioning what scrips get and how many pill prescribed- just sayin'
Also I would like to clarify the following questions, cuz not gonna lie they made me cringe also:Pretty much anything else is OK as long as your not seeing one of the Drs on the black list,filling in a county outside of the one you live in,its written for an amount in excess of normal.,your at a pharmacy that you use regularly, you have a valid Florida id, alot of patience.
No, I do not see a Dr. on a black list nor am I on any black list- my Dr.s office is right in front of the hospital, they do not take cash and everything goes through insurance- I DO NOT GO TO A PILL CLINIC/PILL MILL
Yes, I course I fill in my county- ALWAYS and always at the same pharmacy chain, it may be a different
location (still in my county) my PM is well aware as I always tell her-
What would you consider an amount in excess??? No one knows anybody medical history, allergies, cost, what is covered by insurance.. they all play important roles in determining script
There is no filling partial script
s here... let's say-if they don't have enough of your meds- only 80 in stock and your script
is for 100 and you take the 80..... if the very next day they get a delivery - you DON'T GET THE EXTRA 20- doesn't matter what your script
says- if you leave with what they have in stock- that is all you get.. that's how it is here-
Yes, I have a FL license, I live here! Have lived here since 95-96