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(WebMD)   One in three people in Tennessee uses narcotic painkillers. The other two just leave the room when someone puts on country music   (webmd.com ) divider line
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2014-03-05 12:00:43 PM  
10 votes:
I'm going to be as serious as I can be here.

If you're here, there's a good chance you're not going anywhere in life.  You work at Walmart or a fast food place or a car lot or a quik-lube oil place.  Your pay is slightly above minimum wage.  Your realistic goals in life are to not have to worry about a car breaking down or if you're going to make rent in time, and that you have a nice warm place to die.  You put in the best years of your life, and that still doesn't make the hands being held out for money that you don't have go away.  No, they just increase.  The banker man comes and says, "$100?  No, forget it, you were late.  Now it's $500."

Is it any wonder people turn to drugs?  Artificial happy is a fine substitute for no happy after so long.  If the government were smart it'd get on this train and get as many people hooked on opiates and uppers as they can, because that's literally all most people in this state would have to look forward to.  I suspect most of rural America is the same way.  It isn't so much working for a living as it is working your ass off to simply not die.

So I can't criticize them one bit.
2014-03-05 12:50:30 PM  
2 votes:

armor helix: I fully realize that our family member is responsible for the whole fiasco and I'm not trying to insinuate that anybody else is responsible except him. I wanted to share the story to illustrate how poorly managed pharmacology is.


except that biatching at the pharmacists for dispensing the client's legal prescription is as wrong as biatching out the clerk at the liquor store for continuing to sell your alcoholic dad whiskey.  or biatching out the cashier at wal-mart for continuing to sell your obese mother twinkies.

should the pharm be responsible?  perhaps, and if wrongdoing was found, then a fine might be warranted, but the issue isn't that the pharm in question dispensed the pills.

the issue is that your family member is a farking pill head.  biatching the pharm out helped no one.  stop looking for a scapegoat and get your family member some help.
2014-03-05 11:56:20 AM  
2 votes:
And they all support tough on crime drug laws.
2014-03-05 12:56:50 PM  
1 vote:

armor helix: The complete lack of oversight over all prescription drugs across the country is appalling. Most pharmacies (here in California) don't actually check to see if you've filled a prescription from them recently before dispensing. Instead, they just run it through the person's insurance company and if the insurance doesn't come back and say "Wtf! He already filled a prescription for that recently" the pharmacy just dispenses it.

Sad /CSB time..

We had a family members who was doctor shopping for prescription pain killers. He is a young guy who has a spinal condition that causes back pain. This eventually led to him becoming a drug addict (along with all of the usual factors including lying, not being responsible, deceptiveness, genetic factors etc).

One night he tried to commit suicide by attempting to overdose on Norcos. Fortunately, he was taken to the hospital in time and he was fine. We looked at the two bottles of Norcos that he had and noticed that each bottle was for a 1 month supply of Norco and each bottle contained 100 Norcos. However, both prescriptions were filled at the SAME pharmacy 2 days apart. That's 200 Norcos from the same pharmacy in two days. (Safeway pharmacy)

A couple of us went to the pharmacy and demanded "wtf!" The pharmacist had the gall to say "We check their insurance and if the insurance doesn't deny coverage of the medication we dispense it." Because our drug addict family member had paid cash ($28 for 100 Norcos) they never even checked. The worst part of the whole thing was that they couldn't have cared less and refused to admit any wrongdoing whatsoever.

I filed a complaint with the board of pharmacology and sent them the two prescription bottles as proof. The board investigated, found wrongdoing and fined one of the pharmacists involved $1,000 and the other pharmacist $2,000. Neither pharmacist received a demerit on their license.

Because offenses that egregious only fetch mild penalties I'm not surprised that pharmacies don't care.

I fully realize that our family member is responsible for the whole fiasco and I'm not trying to insinuate that anybody else is responsible except him. I wanted to share the story to illustrate how poorly managed pharmacology is.


Be careful what you wish for. In Texas, there is a good chance you family member could get 20 years in Huntsville.
2014-03-05 12:33:15 PM  
1 vote:
menschenfresser - the natural scenery in much of Tennessee is so beautiful...

I just love how people who do not have to live in rural areas always talk about how beautiful they are. Trust me, a few weeks of nothing and you would be snorting poke berries and eating pine needles to escape. I could not wait to get away from 'tha coontry' and move to a place that at least has a store within 40 miles open after 10 p.m.. Trust me, all that dreaming of 'simple rural living' is a nightmare if you want anything other than to live like the cavemen during the Pleiscene era...

As to the findings of the study, I am not surprised. No jobs, no hope, no sign of progressive intelligence, surrounded by brainwashed idiots who vote against their own interests (once they are out in the cold, they still don't grasp that those animals caused the problem, and still vote for the same weaselly vultures to represent them), and watching their 'beautiful' state being slowly destroyed by these same vultures. I don't wonder that more and more of this state's residents are not on something at all times...
2014-03-05 12:15:05 PM  
1 vote:

Hrist: I'm going to be as serious as I can be here.

If you're here, there's a good chance you're not going anywhere in life.  You work at Walmart or a fast food place or a car lot or a quik-lube oil place.  Your pay is slightly above minimum wage.  Your realistic goals in life are to not have to worry about a car breaking down or if you're going to make rent in time, and that you have a nice warm place to die.  You put in the best years of your life, and that still doesn't make the hands being held out for money that you don't have go away.  No, they just increase.  The banker man comes and says, "$100?  No, forget it, you were late.  Now it's $500."

Is it any wonder people turn to drugs?  Artificial happy is a fine substitute for no happy after so long.  If the government were smart it'd get on this train and get as many people hooked on opiates and uppers as they can, because that's literally all most people in this state would have to look forward to.  I suspect most of rural America is the same way.  It isn't so much working for a living as it is working your ass off to simply not die.

So I can't criticize them one bit.


This is depressing but still probably quite truthful about the plight of many people.
To the credit of that state, however, the natural scenery in much of Tennessee is so beautiful, one could almost get high just off of that. I'm excluding West Tennessee here, naturally.
2014-03-05 12:05:52 PM  
1 vote:
HotWingConspiracy: "And they all support tough on crime drug laws."

Well, sure. Those laws are for other people and other drugs.
You know... "those" people and "their" drugs.
2014-03-05 10:00:14 AM  
1 vote:
Someone should write a Country song about this.

You picked a fine time to leave me, Mary Beth
2 kids on Oxy and the other's on Meth....
 
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