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2009 Florida Prescription Drug Record Law Info
2009 Florida Prescription Drug Record Law Info
Hello, Does anyone out there know anything about this law that was just passed this summer about Doctors and Pharmacy's having to record patients prescriptions into some database? I am looking for info like:
When will it take affect?
How will it work?
Does anyone know the statute of limitations on something like visiting multiple doctors?
I guess its pretty obvious why I am interested in learning more about the ramifications of this new bill so if there is anyone that knows any info at all about this it would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
I'm not sure the date but I have a close acquintance who is involved in writting and passing Florida law. Apparently, it all depends on the offense. Mostly the system is meant to bring it to the attention of doctors. You will be reg flagged and your insurance company will be notified. They will stop paying for all things considered narcotics.
There can be penalty, especially when it first goes into effect so they can make examples out of people. If for instance you use multiple doctors to get what you need for drugs like oxycontin and other cII's, you will be cut off the second they go to write a perscription. All it takes is one of your doctors checking up on you or submitting your perscription information.
I would look at the example that was set by I believe, arkansas or kansas, one of them was plagued with oxycontin abuse and a system very similar went into effect.
You are already on file with the dea though you can guarentee that. I am on a quite high level of oxycontin and my doctor told me ( I live in PA) that my pee test results are submitted to them. They want to make sure you're not diverting the drug mostly. If you have multiple medications and multiple doctors you can count on the fact that you have a file that has been looked in to. If there is proof that you take them, with some blood or urine test out there, they won't look any further, but if not I would be very careful. My friends dad was arrested after selling his pills to people he knew from this.
From what she says though, statute of limitation is not limited to a period of time, and if you still get persriptions from multiple doctors after being cut off, or use cash instead of insurance to get those multiple scripts you could face charges of intent to distribute as well as others.
I watched a documentary last night called "Oxycontin Express" and it was centered around Florida and the fact that there is no monitoring system there. The law goes into effect at the end of 2010. I for one am so happy about this because I have a little brother who lives in Tampa and is addicted to Methadond/Xanax and Oxydcodone. Hopefully with this system, it will finally get him to hit bottom so he can finally get rid of his addiction. He will die from this one day if he doesn't stop.
I am a nurse and have a friend who is a nurse for a pain doc and she said it was Jan. 2010
Does anyone know if it is Jan 2010 or Dec 2010? I also believe that even when the law passes it is still up to the pharmacy to install the system which will be costly so they will probably have a lot of time to comply...
This law is bulll********
private pharmacies do not have data bases linked to the CVS's and walgreens, etc. Give them a different birthdate, what's going in florida is much bigger.
I get five prescriptions a month for percocet 10mg, from four different doctors, because I had serious burns in 1998 and need to see three specialists and my family doctor. And they all give me 10 mg and all the others know about the other. I don't live in florida, but it's a strict state.
I have more of this stuff than I'll ever take, and feel uncomfortable having 100's lying around, you can't throw them out or flush them, can I get somebody out to destroy the excess?
all meds wrote now in most all states can be pulled up my drs and pharmacies . in ky it is called casper . it helps catch people going to more than one dr for the same meds or dr shopping . hope you are not doing anything wrong it can be a federal offince .
if you lived in my state you would be in trouble for getting the same drug from more than one dr . they look at it like you are to tell each dr what u are taking . i cant belive they all write and know they are writing the same drug . what state do u live in im in ohio .
Unfortunately I don't know when the law takes effect but it will take time after that to actually set up the system. It is not intended to catch people who have "doctor shopped" in the past because it will not have any information from dates prior to the launch of the system. In other words, no one is going to go back and enter all of the perscription info from previous years because ghat info isn't compiled anywhere. It is meant to deter people from doing it in the future. Those people who face the greatest risk of legal retaliation are any doctors who blatantly disregard the signs of an abuser because now there's no excuse for not knowing that such a problem exists. I don't mean to say that individual patients will be free from legal action. Like I said though, the system is meant as a deterant to future abusers. Now is the time to buy stock in rehab centers because I forsee an influx in people needing treatment. A downside to cutting off people's drug supply is that they'll go elsewhere for anything they can get. When tightening down on opiate trade, we're going to see a huge rise of heroin users. Especially since it is considerably more abundant and more pure than it was even ten years ago. This is due to the fact that Afghanistan now produces/exports more than 80% of the world's heroin, a figure that has increased exponetially since the toppling of the Taliban regime post 9/11. It just goes to show you, any time you think you've fixed a problem, you've only created another one.