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Florida OxyContin Detox Treatments are Not All the Same
Right now, while you are reading these words, chances are that someone in Florida is dying, or has already died, from a drug overdose involving the opioid painkiller OxyContin.
Law enforcement officials say between three and nine Floridians die every week from OxyContin complications. That’s an average of six deaths a week, or nearly one death every single day.
You can’t help wondering how many of these moms and dads, sons and daughters and sisters and brothers could have been saved by spending just a few days in an OxyContin detox treatment program that really works.
DEA finds wholesaler connection to soaring need for Florida OxyContin detox
Deaths in Florida from OxyContin abuse have continued to soar in recent years, according to state officials.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has found one link in the chain from the manufacturer to the morgue that it is currently investigating very closely.
The DEA has suspended the license of a Michigan pharmaceutical wholesaler to distribute controlled substances, which includes OxyContin and its active ingredient, oxycodone.
A DEA spokesman said Harvard Drug in suburban Detroit, one of the largest drug wholesalers in the country, distributed 13 million doses of oxycodone over a two-year period to its customers across the country.
Although that’s an enormous amount of oxycodone, the DEA said it wasn’t just the quantity of pills that sent up the red flag. It was the fact that out of the company’s top 50 oxycodone customers across the country, 39 of them—that’s 80 percent—were in South Florida.
Even more alarming, some of those 39 South Florida customers were small clinics with only a couple of doctors, who were ordering vast quantities of oxycodone. Obviously, the DEA is referring to South Florida’s dozens and dozens of “pill mills”—the pain clinics that attract OxyContin abusers from all over the Eastern and Southeastern U.S.
“Our country has a huge problem with opiate painkillers in general. Florida seems to have a faster growing problem than other regions,” the DEA spokesman said. He added that the DEA is pursuing further investigations in Florida.
Canadian approach could ease demands for Florida OxyContin treatment
In Canada, the provincial government of Manitoba recently ruled that access to OxyContin be restricted to patients with cancer and similar chronic conditions.
Also, OxyContin can only be prescribed when an alternate painkiller can’t be used for medical reasons.
And finally, doctors will be required to seek approval from the Manitoba Ministry of Health if they want to prescribe OxyContin for a patient.
In Florida, where someone dies almost every day from OxyContin, we aren’t even close to that kind of effective handling of the problem.
Florida lawmakers have finally passed legislation to try to control the hundreds of pill-pushing pain clinics in the state—the same ones that have the DEA nosing around South Florida.
And after lawmakers hemmed and hawed for years, Florida has finally adopted a prescription drug monitoring program which will keep track of who fills a prescription, and for what drug. But that program could take a year or more to get up and running and become effective.
The action in Canada’s Manitoba province to control OxyContin abuse and addiction is the kind of tough, sensible measure that clearly says the government is listening to the needs of its people. A similar approach is being called for in the province of Ontario.
Florida, with the worst OxyContin-pushing doctors and clinics in the entire nation, would do well to take a long, hard look at the Manitoba regulations.
The Novus Florida OxyContin detox program really works
In Florida, OxyContin detox is offered by plenty of treatment centers. All of them make claims about their OxyContin treatment effectiveness. But when you do a little research, you soon discover they are not all the same. Many of those who perish from OxyContin abuse have been through OxyContin treatment programs multiple times.
Too many Florida OxyContin treatment programs are knee-jerk, one-size-fits-all approaches that ignore each patient’s unique health and treatment needs.
An OxyContin detox program that really works is:
- Safer than the others: It offers the peace of mind and patient confidence that only comes from round-the-clock medical attention from a caring and experienced medical team.
- Easier to complete: It handles the physical craving while minimizing OxyContin withdrawal symptoms. Many Florida OxyContin treatment programs do not properly deal with withdrawal symptoms.
- Tailored personally for you: OxyContin detox should include a careful medical review, and then match the detox program protocols to each patient’s health requirements.
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