Pill Access Harder for Legitimate Pain Patients After Ohio Crackdown
In the wake of Ohio's crackdown on pill mills, some pain centers have been dropping legitimate pain patients who have been prescribed the opioid oxycodone, according to a report by the Columbus Dispatch.
One patient said he could no longer get an oxycodone prescription at a clinic in his local hospital. In attempting to find a new provider, he said he had to deal with long wait times and many practices won't prescribe oxycodone on the first visit.
Investigators for the state medical board have made pill mill cases a priority in recent months. Of 106 disciplinary actions taken by the board against physicians this year, 19 have involved inappropriate prescribing.
Read the Columbus Dispatch report on oxycodone.
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