The Consumer Watchdog looks at what can be done to fix the problem. “Prescription Impossible” Monday on NewsChannel 5 at 11.

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Injured patients can’t get their painkillers; an unexpected consequence of pill mill crackdown

http://www.wptv.com/money/consumer/injured-patients-cant-get-their-painkillers-an-unexpected-consequence-of-pill-mill-crackdown

WEST PALM BEACH – The pill mill crackdown is cutting overdose deaths, but it’s also having unintended consequences for patients in pain.

Injured patients tell the Consumer Watchdog they can’t get their medication because pharmacy after pharmacy turned them away. One patient with an injured shoulder went to 14 pharmacies.

“They wouldn’t tell me when it was coming in. They wouldn’t hold the prescription and fill it. They wouldn’t order it. They wouldn’t substitute anything,” patient Jackie Larson explained.

She finally had to get her doctor to help her get her pain medication.

“Everyone treated you like a patient in pain except the pharmacies. We have a new glitch in our medical care system that needs to be corrected,” said Larson.

The Consumer Watchdog looks at what can be done to fix the problem. “Prescription Impossible” Monday on NewsChannel 5 at 11.

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  1. Stay with 1-3 providers and no more than 2 pharmacies within 10 miles of your address.

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