Chronic Pain — 09 October 2013

By Pat Anson, Editor

Hundreds of legitimate pain patients around the country have told us they’re having a hard time getting opioid pain medicines. Either pharmacists are unwilling to fill their prescriptions or their doctors are unwilling to write them.

No such problem exists on the Internet. Potent painkillers like oxycodone and Vicodin are being openly offered for sale – without a prescription — on websites like Craigslist.

“Oxycodone 30mg pain meds looking to meet for 40 pills for $400,” reads one ad from a seller in New York City.

“Oxycodone and many other drugs and even research chemicals at affordable prices,” reads another ad from a seller in Charleston, West Virginia, who also offers “discreet packaging” and “express delivery available with FedEx and UPS.”

Read more at National Pain Report.

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Pat Anson, Editor

Pat is Editor in Chief of American News Report. He is a veteran journalist and a former correspondent and producer for HealthWeek (PBS), Nightly Business Report (PBS) and other nationally syndicated shows. Pat has won numerous journalism awards, including a Golden Mike award for investigative reporting.

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