Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Scioto County, Ohio: State officials close down the last pain clinic in the county

From abcnews.go.com:
Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday that local and state officials shut down Greater Medical Advance in Wheelersburg, about 100 miles south of Columbus.

DeWine says an investigation found 14,000 prescriptions came out of the clinic in nine months.

Well, I guess it's back to doing heroin.

Seriously though, these people are going to feed their addictions one way or another. I'd rather have them popping pharmaceutical grade opiates than shooting up with dirty hypodermic needles.

1 comment:

  1. You're right. People are going to find a way to feed their addictions, whether it be oxy or heroin. Closing the pill mills in Scioto County has done three things: 1.Increased the street value of the drug 2. Created a vacuum for outside drugs to come in. 3.Decreased the "flow" from the Dr's to the patients that act as low-level distributors.
    While fewer pills in circulation is good, it just means that some, not all, people will go to greater lengths to get the drug of their choice.
    As for the dirty needles; Scioto County has a very active and involved needle exchange program.