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New York Prohibits Automatic Refills On Hydrocodone

February 28, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has set tighter restrictions on the popular painkiller hydrocodone, now prohibiting automatic refills....

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Feb-28-13 8:50 PM

Whew! I'm sure glad they passed this law. They have now solved the problems of hydrocodone addiction.

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Feb-28-13 11:23 AM

Not going to fix the problem. Go somewhere else and get it. No problem. This state is getting like a dictator state. Time to leave!!!!!!!!!!

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Feb-28-13 11:02 AM

With Pa. a few minutes away, those who Dr. shop will continue to do so.

Another reason to shop in Pa. See your doctor, fill up your tank and shop till you drop. NYS loses...

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Feb-28-13 10:59 AM

The problem lies with those who receive narcotics rightfully from a physician and turn around and sell them out on the streets for $10.00 or more per tab. They have a legitimate script. How can "street sales" such as these, be controlled? That is the question of the day!

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Feb-28-13 10:16 AM

I will do math for you. Reimbursement from medicare or any other insurance for a simple refill visit or other insurance runs about $19.74 to high of $30. It cost around $8-$10 to process that bill through billers, another 60% for overhead, and doc nets $3-7 dollars, all with of risking his practice to pt irresponsibility, NYS action, or malpractice action. Risk is not worth it. Soon the only doctors in area will be those that work directly to hospital on a salary.

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Feb-28-13 9:57 AM

I-Stop legislation has good intentions, but puts burden on Doctors and Pharmacies. Leading many doctors to avoid taking any legitimate pain patients into their practice because it will clog practice with pts who are only there for a simple refill taking up doctors time who are required to investigate pts drug use and report it to a NYS database. The @$30 reimbursement will not justify he expense,, regulation, research, paperwork and resulting anguish to the doctor.

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Feb-28-13 9:49 AM


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Feb-28-13 8:58 AM

Good! I know too many people hooked on these along with Xanax!

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Feb-28-13 8:58 AM

Thank you NY. Now I'll just get my meds in PA. One more "control" reason to leave NY.

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