Thank you, Quazi!
One might think a doc shopper is just a really bad junkie.... but they aren't......
They are the front man... the doctor/pharmacy is the middle man.
Individual doc shops to fill a bunch of prescriptions.
Then he sells the individual pills on the street for 10, 20, 30 bucks a pill.........
That isn't the small fry user you were talking about is it?
HIPAA just passed a ruling last July that states that you do not have to give your prescription drug information to your employer. I'm sure they'll be all over this in a matter of time.
The privacy is to insure that your data doesn't get sold to insurance companies, or can be looked up by prospective employers.
Why does law enforcement always have to be at the expense of the law abiding citizens?
That definitely doesn't make it right.More people in their counties die of accidental overdoses than from homicides, the sheriffs said.
I've never seen an addiction as a reason for the police to be involved - and addiction is psychological, physical, emotional . . . all things that the police *don't* have experience in.
What can the police do? Throw you in jail - that's all.
What is that going to *fix* though? We're talking about parents, teachers - people who have others that depend on them to make it through their day. If wrong and ineffective action is taken against them we're just screwing people over.
Haven't we learned that there's more to these types of issues than "get them off the streets?" 3 strikes your out isn't working - nor are other blunt approaches to the problem.
But it's proven that when someone takes the time to learn, understand and be supportive the person struggling with their problems sees more success in getting past it.
Last edited by Aunt Spiker; 09-10-10 at 08:17 AM.
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