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Rules for pain medications affect wrong people

2014-04-27T00:00:00Z 2014-04-28T14:57:11Z Rules for pain medications affect wrong people The Billings Gazette
April 27, 2014 12:00 am

Doctors can’t be doctors anymore. If you are not aware of it, you now must go to a pain center to get any pain medications. Your primary care physician can no longer write scripts for pain.

Once again the elderly and all with chronic pain get punished because some idiots in government decided to try to keep drug addicts from getting painkillers. So now the elderly and those with real pain issues have to drive, in some cases, hundreds of miles to a pain center. You will have cost of fuel, your time and money and inconvenience and office visit fees.

On top of this, you must return every 90 days or you cannot receive more pain meds. Then your prescription will only be for 28 days a time so that also is costing you more money. With my drug program, I could get a 90-day supply at a time, which saved a tremendous amounts of money. Now it will cost hundreds more dollars per year for your pain medicine. And, can you believe you must go in every three months.

What a brilliant idea they came up with to stop the drug addicts from getting pills. Once again the people in need are the ones to suffer and pay the cost.

Les Riddle

Laurel

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