Pubdate: Thu, 08 Dec 2011
Source: St. Petersburg Times (FL)
Copyright: 2011 Daniel Patrick McCarthy
Author: Daniel Patrick McCarthy


As someone suffering with chronic pain issues, I took exception to the
comment by the pharmacy owner that if an 'addict can't get
oxycodone, Adderall is viewed by some as a reasonable alternative.'
It is this attitude by pharmacists that is part of the problem, as
well as the profiling they subject people to. People with genuine
pain issues are being forced to suffer due to a small segment of the
population that abuses these medicines. It is not fair that these
people make snap judgment calls as to who is an 'addict' or not.

Daniel Patrick McCarthy, Clearwater
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