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Crooked Florida Pharmacies Driving Demand For Oxycodone and OxyContin Detox Services
The continuing high demand for oxycodone and OxyContin detox in Florida and surrounding states was brought into focus recently when city, state and federal law enforcement officers raided a Tampa pharmacy and several associated “pill mill” pain clinics, and arrested five people, following an intense, two-year investigation.
The pharmacy was selling more oxycodone than any other retail pharmacy in the nation, much of it by using crooked, home-made prescriptions, according to the DEA. In one 3-month period last year, it sold 760, 800 doses of the highly addictive pain pills, more than 49 times the national average, and 27 times the average of other Florida pharmacies, according to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) statistics.
Oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller, is also the active ingredient in OxyContin, a time-release formulation of oxycodone.
The pharmacy, and the nearby “pain clinics” it also operated — Tampa Bay Wellness Centre and Superior Injury Center — attracted thousands of customers from out of state, in addition to those residing in Florida. A police informant reported a U-Haul box truck arrive at one of the clinics and unload an entire group of people from Ohio.
Recently unsealed court documents reveal how the operators charged at least three times as much as legitimate pharmacies for oxycodone pills, and accepted only cash. DEA and police confiscated hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, fake prescription forms and fabricated patient profiles.
But when you look at the Florida numbers a little closer — 27 times the Florida average — you see that pharmacies across Florida are dispensing something like 22 times as much oxycodone, on average, than all other pharmacies in America.
No wonder that Florida is called the prescription drug capital of the country. And no wonder that the level of OxyContin addiction and dependence in Florida has led to record demand for OxyContin detox — among the highest of all drug detox services requested in the state.
OxyContin and oxycodone detox at its most effective
Oxycodone or OxyContin detox is the first step towards a drug-free life for anyone suffering from addiction or dependence to the drug. But not all detox programs are the same. Novus Medical Detox Center in Pasco County, Fl, offers a more effective OxyContin detox for a number of reasons:
- Personal one-on-one attention is provided from start to finish
- Private rooms offer comfort, security and confidentiality
- Medical supervision of the program assures safety and comfort
- Every detox program is designed around each patient’s specific health needs
- Medicines are used when medically required to ease or improve the detox
- IV’s with nutrients, amino acids and minerals are an important part of detox
- Natural supplements are used to assure complete nutrition
- Delicious food prepared especially to your personal taste.
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