New restrictions are causing a desperate demand from those dependent on prescription opiate painkillers. People who are addicted are willing to go to great lengths to obtain prescription medications like: Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Oxycontin, and Vicodin.
Earlier this year, the FDA rejected a drug called Moxduo, a combination of morphine and oxycodone. And as of October 6, 2014, the DEA reclassified Hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to a more restricting schedule II classification.
Filmmaker Sean Dunne created the film “Oxyana” a documentary based on the oxycodone epidemic in the coalmining town of Oceana, West Virginia. The film featured a young man that claimed to pay $1000 to an out of state doctor in Washington, D.C., to receive a one-month prescription of (450) 30mg Oxycodone pills.
This story isn’t uncommon; a Waismann Method ® Rapid Drug Detox patient was featured on national news (now on YouTube), laughing with his wife saying that he knew exactly what to tell doctors in order to get his prescription medication.
Here are some common ways people obtain prescription medications without a prescription.
Friends and Family
Surprisingly, over 70% of people reported getting pain relievers (for non-medical use) from a friend or family member; this was based on a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. Providing prescription medication to someone without a prescription or taking them without a prescription—is a federal crime. Not just illegal, but the use of someone else’s prescription can leave permanent physical and emotional effects.
White Collar Drug Dealers
There is a new generation of drug dealers that use prescription pads. There has been a rise in the number of doctors sentenced for dealing medication. Most recently, Dr. Daniel Cham was indicted; the courts alleged that Cham was distributing powerful painkillers to patients, including an undercover investigator, who had no reasonable medical need for them. Federal agents arrested Cham last Wednesday at his Covina, California home; reported by CBS News Los Angeles.
World Wide Web
There are over 721,000 returned search results for ‘oxycodone without a prescription’ online. Some of the shady looking websites read things like: oxycodone overnight no rx, oxycodone overnight, order oxycodone online cod, buy oxycodone without a prescription. Patients can save time and money by purchasing drugs from Internet pharmacies, but they also risk ending up with counterfeit drugs, substandard medications or getting blindly ripped off.
“Doctor shopping” usually refers to someone who is going to multiple doctors to obtain prescription medication without the prescribing doctors knowledge of other prescriptions given. According to the CDC, people who abuse prescription medications typically “doctor-shop,” over 1 in 4 said they had been prescribed medication by more than one physician.
Waismann Method® Rapid Drug Detox
If you are facing an Oxycodone addiction we can help you overcome your dependency with the most humane and effective treatment. Our specialized rapid drug detox offers a medically monitored and closely supervised drug withdrawal. It includes a combination of sedation and antagonist medications, to achieve the most gentle and comfortable opiate detoxification process available. If you are looking for immediate help, call now and speak with one of our drug abuse specialists at (310) 205-0808, find out how we can help you get your life back with the Waismann Method ® rapid opiate detox.