From the 2/5 Show – The Florida Society of Pain Management Providers (FLSPMP) are Becoming Desperate

This week’s blog represents my opening dialog for this Sunday’s show (2/12).  It also gives me a chance to thank Congressman Robert Dold – 10th District Illinois for the interview that will play shortly after the 9:30 pm break this Sunday.  I encourage all to listen to the interview Sunday night.

It appears the (FLSPMP) are becoming increasingly desperate in maintaining the money train of legal narcotics in our state.  On Monday they created this press release:  “Many Florida Pharmacists Deny Pain Patients Properly Prescribed Meds”   http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pain-clinics-pharmacies-deny-pain-meds-to-patients-2012-02-01    

As a pharmacist, I am extremely proud to share this press release.   My profession has started to take a lead in the opioid fiasco.   They are stepping forward and saying “no” to the over distribution of too many drugs onto our streets.   As more pharmacists say no, this will continue to put pressure on the independent pharmacies to scrutinize each prescription carefully.  The independent pharmacy’s have become the “go to place” in Florida for the legal narcotics.  The independent pharmacist remains the last bastion of hope for the pain management drug mavens.  The chain pharmacist’s are acting in unison to help stop the distribution.

The press release included some desperate statements including this one:  ” There is no legitimate reason to deny a patient their medications when the patient presents a valid, verifiable and properly executed prescription issued by a duly licensed physician (licensed by both the State of Florida and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration) along with photo identification.”

It appears that the majority of pharmacists understand the dangers of the legal narcotics.  Pharmacists understand that the “Standard of Care” the (FLSPMP) refers to has become the “Negligence of Care” for too many innocent victims who went to their doctor in good faith.

The statistics of the damage and destruction from the over distribution of the legal narcotics are documented.  The benefits from the legal narcotics rely on personal testimonials from people who are facing severe withdrawal without the continued dosing. There are never any comments from loved ones or associates to support the positive aspects of being chained to an opioid psychologically, emotionally and physically.

The “legitimate patient” is a manufactured term by the drug companies and refers to the individual who takes the narcotics as prescribed as they face a slow psychological, emotional and physical deterioration while on the drugs.  The pharmacist sees the people on a daily basis who are continuing to deteriorate while on the narcotics. The family’s loved ones will attest to the damages of the legal narcotics.

Pharmacists are proving themselves to be caring and diligent members of the health care system.  It is a pleasure that they will not be bullied from press releases of the (FLSPMP).  The pharmacist’s understand the appropriate use of the narcotics.

The banoxycontin site with thousands of comments should put the (FLSPMP) press release in the proper perspective.  http://www.banoxycontin.com  

A member of (FLSPMP) is always welcome to call into the radio show.

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3 Responses to From the 2/5 Show – The Florida Society of Pain Management Providers (FLSPMP) are Becoming Desperate

  1. Ada says:

    I disagree with the FLSPMP’s statement — “There is no legitimate reason to deny a patient their medications when the patient presents a valid, verifiable and properly executed prescription issued by a duly licensed physician…” My son was given such a prescription but unfortunately the pharmacist filled it because the prescription was legal albeit dangerous to my son. My son took the medication and never woke up. I commend the pharmacists who are speaking out; they have a duty and responsibility to the patient above all to keep them safe. How can anyone have an issue with that? I wish my son had landed such a diligent and scrutinizing pharmacist and not dispensed the narcotics. “Legal” does NOT mean “Safe”; “Prescribed” does NOT mean “medically appropriate” when dealing with narcotics and other controlled substances.

  2. patriciaelli says:

    I agree to disagree with you Ada regarding the FLSPMP’s statement. Indeed, reality bites. The FLSPMP is just after our money and not with our safety. It seems like they are not treating as a human. It is sad to hear this news. I do hope that someday they will be enlightened in what they are doing.

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