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   "We had a person that was doctor shopping and after we looking into it more we discovered she had 56 doctors, over 150 to 170 different scripts, and over 70 different pharmacies"

27 Jan 2013 01:07 AM   |   11883 clicks   |   WWSB ABC 7
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NewportBarGuy    [TotalFark]  
Those numbers are amazing. I've seen multiple docs and duplicate scripts.... But, Jesus.

26 Jan 2013 09:13 PM
teto85    [TotalFark]  
Rush's sister? Wife? Drag persona?

26 Jan 2013 09:15 PM
cretinbob    [TotalFark]  
This is why I can't get something for my farking back.

26 Jan 2013 09:19 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

teto85: Rush's sister? Wife? Drag persona?


Supplier

26 Jan 2013 09:21 PM
teto85    [TotalFark]  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: teto85: Rush's sister? Wife? Drag persona?

Supplier


So, she could then be any of those.

26 Jan 2013 09:30 PM
poonesfarm    [TotalFark]  
I find one trip to my doctor and a trip to one pharmacy exhausting enough. Holy shiat.

26 Jan 2013 09:33 PM
Gulper Eel    [TotalFark]  

NewportBarGuy: Those numbers are amazing. I've seen multiple docs and duplicate scripts.... But, Jesus.


Florida.

Medical-scam capital of the universe.

26 Jan 2013 09:38 PM
fusillade762     
I told my dentist Vicodin made me itchy so she prescribed me Percocet instead. I was a happy camper.

/csb

26 Jan 2013 09:44 PM
ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
As of a couple years ago Florida was the drug supplier for a lot of the East coast. The Cape Cod Times had a series of stories. As long as it's quasi-legal to make money off bogus prescription writing there will be shops set up to write bogus prescriptions.

26 Jan 2013 09:49 PM
2xhelix    [TotalFark]  
I found her mugshot
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26 Jan 2013 10:19 PM
doglover    [TotalFark]  
Why don't we just legalize recreational drug use?

Then doctors could review your medical records and advise you on the safest ways to get high and how to do so responsibly while pharmacists could legally sell you OTC strength things like marijuana and ecstasy and the really responsible types could get more dangerous things like opium fresh from Afghanistan which would boost their local economy if they could export it legally directly to America they'd finally have money to live a western lifestyle of relative opulence and it would reduce terrorism, end wars, and start to reduce the population once when everyone has pill-dick and can't finish.

26 Jan 2013 10:22 PM
Gyrfalcon     

cretinbob: This is why I can't get something for my farking back.


This is exactly why.

27 Jan 2013 01:09 AM
bunner     
Say it with me. "As soon as something becomes primarily about money.."

27 Jan 2013 01:12 AM
A Terrible Human     
Holy shiat does Florida not track that shiat at all? Here they would be up your ass after the first two scripts.

27 Jan 2013 01:15 AM
we'refromthesamestory    [TotalFark]  

doglover: Why don't we just legalize recreational drug use?

Then doctors could review your medical records and advise you on the safest ways to get high and how to do so responsibly while pharmacists could legally sell you OTC strength things like marijuana and ecstasy and the really responsible types could get more dangerous things like opium fresh from Afghanistan which would boost their local economy if they could export it legally directly to America they'd finally have money to live a western lifestyle of relative opulence and it would reduce terrorism, end wars, and start to reduce the population once when everyone has pill-dick and can't finish.


Because that would be logical.

27 Jan 2013 01:17 AM
Quantum Apostrophe     
" after we looking into it"?

27 Jan 2013 01:17 AM
GranoblasticMan     
This is what we in Florida call "a Floridian."

27 Jan 2013 01:22 AM
Fecal Conservative    [TotalFark]  
What's his fark reddit handle?

27 Jan 2013 01:23 AM
Genevieve Marie    [TotalFark]  

cretinbob: This is why I can't get something for my farking back.


Yup. It's why so awful for me to get a new ambien prescription when I moved. I came in with my medical records, and my former doctor's phone number, and a write up of how my sleep disorder has affected me throughout my life and how well my medication has been working for the last several years- and still got treated like an addict looking for fun stuff.

It was really demeaning and dehumanizing to have to go through that process too.

27 Jan 2013 01:23 AM
SquiggsIN     
Florida does not have a prescription drug registration, database, or pretty much any control over what licensed doctors do in their state.

This should've just been labled with the usual "Florida" tag as the entire state is "Scary".

27 Jan 2013 01:23 AM
UsikFark     
She had memory problems!

27 Jan 2013 01:23 AM
Fecal Conservative    [TotalFark]  
DOH! Her.....

27 Jan 2013 01:24 AM
Smackledorfer     
Can we legalize marijuana yet?

27 Jan 2013 01:26 AM
thorthor     

SquiggsIN: Florida does not have a prescription drug registration, database, or pretty much any control over what licensed doctors do in their state.

This should've just been labled with the usual "Florida" tag as the entire state is "Scary".


This

27 Jan 2013 01:27 AM
cowgirl toffee    [TotalFark]  
I swiped a few pills from my dog's vet. I thought I got Special-K, but it was just a few heart worm pills.

27 Jan 2013 01:28 AM
bunner     

Smackledorfer: Can we legalize marijuana yet?


Will that stop "doctors" from whoring out their prescription pads for a cut of the dope trade?

27 Jan 2013 01:28 AM
Goddess of Atheism     
"We had a person that was doctor shopping and after we looking into it more we discovered she had 56 doctors, over 150 to 170 different scripts, and over 70 different pharmacies,"

So what? Maybe she suffers from chronic pain and can't get adequately treated from just one doctor because of all this insane anti-drug hysteria. Or maybe she is just taking these pills for fun, but again, so what? Her body, her business.

27 Jan 2013 01:31 AM
Bucky Katt    [TotalFark]  
Wow, I'm impressed.

27 Jan 2013 01:31 AM
LordJiro     

bunner: Say it with me. "As soon as something becomes primarily about money.."


...It will be banned, because people invested in the paper industry feel threatened by it?

27 Jan 2013 01:33 AM
ILoveBurritos     
Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.

27 Jan 2013 01:33 AM
Genevieve Marie    [TotalFark]  

ILoveBurritos: Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.


Too much profit involved.

27 Jan 2013 01:36 AM
bunner     

LordJiro: bunner: Say it with me. "As soon as something becomes primarily about money.."

...It will be banned, because people invested in the paper industry feel threatened by it?


No, the thing it's supposed to be about is the thing it was about. Your doctor may be a failed stockbroker.

27 Jan 2013 01:36 AM
Commander_Neckbeard     
I refuse to take any kind of narcotic analgesic for fear of addiction. I've taken them twice, once after I had my wisdom teeth out, (I took one pill and didn't really need that) and once when I broke down during a sinus infection and took one offered to me by my wife, felt very very guilty after that. I won't touch them anymore at all, and I'm hoping that I can keep singing that tune if I'm in pain.

27 Jan 2013 01:36 AM
cowgirl toffee    [TotalFark]  
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27 Jan 2013 01:38 AM
MurphyMurphy     

Gyrfalcon: cretinbob: This is why I can't get something for my farking back.

This is exactly why.


And if even one person needing a pain rx is turned away in our attempts to stop abusers from taking drugs, the system has failed.

This bullshiat logical of throwing the baby out with the bathwater has to stop in this nation.

This is nothing but a new witchhunt from the same WARONDRUGS assholes trying desperately to stop human nature because it offends their delicate (full of shiat and often hypocritical) sensitivities.

I know a girl who's two daughters will grow up with every odd stacked against them because their mother pops pain pills and every other drug she can get her hands on. The state knows, the doctors know, but she still gets rx drugs through both legitimate and illegitimate means. Party on I suppose?

I break my rib falling in the shower?
The after-hours clinic refuses to give me a script because ooooscary. Have to wait 2 days in significant but manageable pain until monday then call my physician to have him fax a rx in to my local pharma.

You know what he says to me?

"Sure thing, but next time come in for a visit. It's not that I'm trying to hit you up for an unneeded co-pay, but they are scrutinizing every narcotic rx we write"


/and one more thing (from a person with history of ulcers), can we possibly get these pain drugs in un-cut time release caps? I'd love to be able to take one when needed without the 1000mg of NSAID wrecking my shiat for 10000 damage.

27 Jan 2013 01:39 AM
MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  

ILoveBurritos: Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.


About 30 seconds after the patent expires on any given drug, you can bet the manufacturer will be shocked, *shocked!* to discover that people are abusing it, and promptly recommend a crackdown, along with a replacement of it's new, same drug, in a new, generically developed delivery form.

27 Jan 2013 01:40 AM
Fecal Conservative    [TotalFark]  

bunner: Smackledorfer: Can we legalize marijuana yet?

Will that stop "doctors" from whoring out their prescription pads for a cut of the dope trade?


They aren't prescriptions. They're recommendations.

27 Jan 2013 01:41 AM
Fecal Conservative    [TotalFark]  

bunner: LordJiro: bunner: Say it with me. "As soon as something becomes primarily about money.."

...It will be banned, because people invested in the paper industry feel threatened by it?

No, the thing it's supposed to be about is the thing it was about. Your doctor may be a failed stockbroker.


If he/she had a minimum of 7 years to spend on Med school residency. Fair bit of time wouldn't you say?

27 Jan 2013 01:42 AM
cowgirl toffee    [TotalFark]  

Fecal Conservative: bunner: Smackledorfer: Can we legalize marijuana yet?

Will that stop "doctors" from whoring out their prescription pads for a cut of the dope trade?

They aren't prescriptions. They're recommendations.


Doctors won't be able to get free trips to ski lodges and paid cruises for 'recommendations' though.

27 Jan 2013 01:43 AM
Smeggy Smurf     

doglover: Why don't we just legalize recreational drug use?

Then doctors could review your medical records and advise you on the safest ways to get high and how to do so responsibly while pharmacists could legally sell you OTC strength things like marijuana and ecstasy and the really responsible types could get more dangerous things like opium fresh from Afghanistan which would boost their local economy if they could export it legally directly to America they'd finally have money to live a western lifestyle of relative opulence and it would reduce terrorism, end wars, and start to reduce the population once when everyone has pill-dick and can't finish.


Because that means fewer heavily armed jackbooted thugs kicking down wrong doors and murdering dogs for shiats and giggles

27 Jan 2013 01:45 AM
bunner     

Fecal Conservative: If he/she had a minimum of 7 years to spend on Med school residency. Fair bit of time wouldn't you say?


And very expensive time. This means they should be entitled to an upper middle class lifestyle forever. Absolutely. because as soon as something bec.. never mind. Lots of people spent 7 years doing difficult sh*t and got the opportunity to continue doing it for another 60 years. 65 if they could afford a doctor.

27 Jan 2013 01:45 AM
penfold314     

fusillade762: I told my dentist Vicodin made me itchy so she prescribed me Percocet instead. I was a happy camper.

/csb


You realize it is the opiates that are making you itchy

27 Jan 2013 01:46 AM
milkyshirt     

ILoveBurritos: Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.


A lot of prescription pill abusers seem to think they aren't addicts and don't have a problem because they aquire their drugs the "legitimate" way. A relative of mine took shiat tons of Oxycontin that he got from at least several doctors. He was also a real alcoholic. Yet he looked down his nose at anyone who bought theirs off the street. Go figure.

27 Jan 2013 01:46 AM
Fecal Conservative    [TotalFark]  

cowgirl toffee: Fecal Conservative: bunner: Smackledorfer: Can we legalize marijuana yet?

Will that stop "doctors" from whoring out their prescription pads for a cut of the dope trade?

They aren't prescriptions. They're recommendations.

Doctors won't be able to get free trips to ski lodges and paid cruises for 'recommendations' though.


Sorry I was talking about MI where I presume bunner was from. There an MD can "recommend" medical cannabis. I agree pharm companies would be beaten down if we had a worthwhile congress like we had in the 80's

27 Jan 2013 01:47 AM
Fecal Conservative    [TotalFark]  

bunner: Fecal Conservative: If he/she had a minimum of 7 years to spend on Med school residency. Fair bit of time wouldn't you say?

And very expensive time. This means they should be entitled to an upper middle class lifestyle forever. Absolutely. because as soon as something bec.. never mind. Lots of people spent 7 years doing difficult sh*t and got the opportunity to continue doing it for another 60 years. 65 if they could afford a doctor.


You can spend 20 years on your first day as a journeyman bricklayer. What's your point?

27 Jan 2013 01:48 AM
Rumpertumpskin     
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/755 8482/82145556#c82145556" target="_blank">Commander_Neckbeard</a >:</b> <i>I refuse to take any kind of narcotic analgesic for fear of addiction. I've taken them twice, once after I had my wisdom teeth out, (I took one pill and didn't really need that) and once when I broke down during a sinus infection and took one offered to me by my wife, felt very very guilty after that. I won't touch them anymore at all, and I'm hoping that I can keep singing that tune if I'm in pain.</i>

If you take them for short term as directed you should be OK, but it is a hell of a slope to fark with. Trust me you never want to be in "need" of this stuff as in chronic need. Last year i had an allergic reaction to a fairly common medication. It led to kidney and liver failure, to the point of dialysis. The worse part was my legs became swollen to the point of surgical intervention just to reduce the swelling. I almost lost my left leg. Due to nerve damage, I am now having to take Fentanyl to deal with the residual nerve damage. It works, but you pay heavy for the relief. It sucks.

27 Jan 2013 01:48 AM
bunner     

Fecal Conservative: bunner: Fecal Conservative: If he/she had a minimum of 7 years to spend on Med school residency. Fair bit of time wouldn't you say?

And very expensive time. This means they should be entitled to an upper middle class lifestyle forever. Absolutely. because as soon as something bec.. never mind. Lots of people spent 7 years doing difficult sh*t and got the opportunity to continue doing it for another 60 years. 65 if they could afford a doctor.

You can spend 20 years on your first day as a journeyman bricklayer. What's your point?


What's yours?

27 Jan 2013 01:49 AM
Fecal Conservative    [TotalFark]  

bunner: Fecal Conservative: bunner: Fecal Conservative: If he/she had a minimum of 7 years to spend on Med school residency. Fair bit of time wouldn't you say?

And very expensive time. This means they should be entitled to an upper middle class lifestyle forever. Absolutely. because as soon as something bec.. never mind. Lots of people spent 7 years doing difficult sh*t and got the opportunity to continue doing it for another 60 years. 65 if they could afford a doctor.

You can spend 20 years on your first day as a journeyman bricklayer. What's your point?

What's yours?


I asked you first.

27 Jan 2013 01:49 AM
MurphyMurphy     

milkyshirt: ILoveBurritos: Its funny that prescription drug abuse is as big or bigger of a problem than illicit drugs, but it never gets as much attention.

A lot of prescription pill abusers seem to think they aren't addicts and don't have a problem because they acquire their drugs the "legitimate" way. A relative of mine took shiat tons of Oxycontin that he got from at least several doctors. He was also a real alcoholic. Yet he looked down his nose at anyone who bought theirs off the street. Go figure.


I think an important thing to keep in mind is:

A lot of prescription pill abusers know they are addicts but resign themselves to a managed addiction as the pain they live with every day is SO BAD if they couldn't stop it they would simply commit suicide. And usually their doctors agree, and thus the continued Rx.

27 Jan 2013 01:49 AM
bunner     
The whole doctor as holy shaman and selfless wearer of the 300,000.00 a pop guild cloak pose is not only part of the problem, it's not true.

27 Jan 2013 01:50 AM
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