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The bill has good intentions – to stop drug dealers and addicts from doctor shopping, eradicate fraud prescriptions made from stolen prescription pads and ultimately crack down on prescription drug abuse. Those on the opposition fear that the bill is premature and will cause delays in patients in chronic pain from receiving their medication. Another fear is the increase of heroin use which we’re already seeing in the heroin epidemic in Ohio.

It seems like many patients who truly need these meds and are not abusing them will be the ones to suffer more. Many New York clinics have already halted the sale of OxyContin because of fear of robberies leaving thousands of patients in pain and agony. Prescription drug abuse is a serious crisis America is currently facing. We hope this bill ends up doing more good than harm.

If you or a loved one needs help with prescription drug abuse or OxyContin drug abuse give our 24/7 crisis counselors a call at 1-877-711-4673.

 

Source: http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2012/06/regulation-of-prescription-drugs-could-spell-trouble-for-patients/

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