Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Abusing prescriptions By ANA M. VIAMONTE ROS, M.D. , Florida surgeon general


Tragically, prescription-drug overdose deaths in Florida increased by 77 percent from 2003 to 2008. Abuse of prescription drugs affects not just the users, but also their family, friends, co-workers and others. Not only do the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs ruin lives, but also they increase criminal activity, accelerate costs related to treatment and medical expenses, and even contribute to Medicaid fraud.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, this used to be a free country. Now Florida is starting to resemble a totalitarian police state where a person can be 'locked down', against their will, without criminal charges and nothing but heresay testimony. Bravo, Addiction Recovery Legal Services! Why don't you go where the real money is and start representing Big Pharma instead of preying on desperate famillies with even more desperate loved ones. No wonder some people feel compelled to numb themselves.

Anonymous said...

A country where these law makers and control freaks were sitting in jail and rotting would be called a free country.

We've always had problems with them since the beginning of time. They've always made laws that only help themselves gain more power to suppress the common people and benefit only the big industries.

Nothing will change for the better if this group is not extinct. And it might take a revolution to bring about such outcomes.

We did it with the British.

Do you remember how it was done?

These brave souls had slit up in the battleground and individually took it upon themselves to rid the American soil of the epidemic that taken their freedom.

But since then, it seems that too many of the common sheep had become complacent.

This country seems to be made up of Pimps and Prostitutes. Where by the Pimps keep changing the rules while the Prostitutes keep lining up in the voting booths to cast their meaningless votes in hopes that their chosen statesmen (pimps) might change things for the poor, dumb and gullible sheep.

Addiction Recovery Legal Services LLC said...

Anonymous: I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, I do not agree with your, rather cynical view of America's current sociological situation.

Also, when you say: "Why don't you [ARLS] go where the real money is and start representing Big Pharma instead of preying on desperate famillies with even more desperate loved ones."

First, you obviously have no idea what the MMA process entails (or, that a MMA cannot be established based upon hearsay evidence, but only upon a finding of "clear and convincing evidence" that there is a desperate need for care.

More so, I am more than happy making a living the way I do. Actually, i like it a lot: I help save lives, and that's good enough for me...and, by the way, the families who hire me are happy as well. Good Luck.