Pubdate: Wed, 30 Jul 2003
Source: Daily Independent, The (KY)
Copyright: 2003 The Daily Independent, Inc.
Author: John Whitt


I would like to thank all law enforcement agencies and members of the 
community for getting rid of all the doctors prescribing narcotic 
medications to people.

I'm 25 years old. I have three bulging discs in my lower spine, 
syringomelia in my upper spine and I also have fiber myalgia. A day doesn't 
go by that I'm not in pain. I've tried everything from physical therapy to 
every non-narcotic medication there is. None of it helps.

It took me a long time to find a doctor who would write me the 
prescriptions I needed to halfway stay at least a little comfortable, and I 
had to go out of the Tri-State area to do so.

Like I said, I would like to thank all those people who have scared every 
doctor in this area and put people who need these medications in a lot of 
pain, but I can't. Why are others infringing on my rights by letting police 
look into my private medical records? Start getting to the problem of those 
selling drugs. Do your job instead of taking shortcuts and making my life 

John Whitt, South Shore
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