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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:47 pm 
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I haven’t had the need to get illicit opiates for over 10 years but lots of things have changed and high dosage patients have a very hard time getting prescriptions,even when legitimate.
I have a friend who needs higher doses and even after spinal surgery has problems getting prescriptions or getting them filled after written.

With all the new laws on opiates will that effect doctors that write suboxone or patients that need it?

I guess this is a miscellaneous suboxone issue but it could also be posted in legal issues.

Has anyone had any problems getting scripts written or filled that might relate to all these changes?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:14 pm 
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Hi Rob,

So far we haven't seen any problem getting Suboxone filled. The DEA and other government entities are going after the opiate pain meds like there's no tomorrow. Innocent pain patients are being denied their prescriptions being filled by the pharmacies, who say they fill too many already and were told to cut back. The patients are left w/o their meds and end up going into w/d's instead.

A horrible, horrible injustice to those who are not addicts like us. No one knows the answer yet or how people with severe pain will be treated.

Yes, too many scripts were given out over the years to many people who didn't need them. But the way they're going about it now is awful for those who always took the correct dosage and didn't abuse. All patients are now being looked at like us. What other drug can a pain patient get to help? IDK.

Hopefully, one day in the future we'll have it calm down and the people that need pain meds can get them. Some kind of better monitoring I guess.

Which reminds me of when Suboxone came out in film form. My doctor said it would put a halt to the abuse because there is a barcode on the packaging and it can be traced back to the patient who sold it. That never happened and we all know that drug dealers would just take it out of the packaging and sell it that way. They probably figured that out beforehand and just never even tried to track it. Not a bad idea though.

Rest assured, Suboxone is still available as far as we know. If you find out something different, let us know here on the forum.

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