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Dauphin County Commissioners to host prescription drug abuse summit

pillsThe Dauphin County Commissioners will be hosting a free prescription drug abuse summit Thursday evening at 6:00PM.

It will be in the Lower Paxton Township Municipal Building in Harrisburg.

Several experts will speak at the event and there will be a panel discussion about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.

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2 Comments to “Dauphin County Commissioners to host prescription drug abuse summit”

    TonytIiger said:
    May 1, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    I completely agree there needs to be more control over pain medications. However what is happening is also just as criminal. Doctors are now afraid to prescribe meds to people that actually need them. As in my case my doctor stopped prescribing them. After 9 years on fentanyl patches and hydrocodone he just advised me he's no longer prescribing them. Back injuries from 2 car accidents and 2 surgeries, Threw me into withdrawal with no medical assistance. My point being, putting pressure on doctors has negative effects in some cases. Is it because their insurance premiums sky rocketed? Are they worried about opening their records? Now I have zero quality of life. Pain keeps me awake at night. 24/7 pain. Is this what the intension with this summit is?

    TonytIiger said:
    May 1, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    I want to add I only filled my prescriptions at one pharmacy so there could be an easy trace. One docton one pharmacy.

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