With the knowledge of how dangerous these prescription narcotics are, having our elected leaders not trying to protect people is irresponsible. The passage of H.R. Bill 6353 will send a message to the American people that we do have a House of Representatives that cares about the 'silent epidemic' that is killing thousands
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2008
Attention John Conyers and the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee: Important Legislation Pending on the Ease of Obtaining OxyContin on the Internet is the next topic on The Prescription Addiction Radio Show - Breaking the Silence.
In memory of Ryan Haight, an 18 year-old young man who died on February 12, 2001 of an overdose of narcotics he easily obtained over the internet, H.R. Bill 6353 is awaiting passage by the House of Representatives. The identical bill in the Senate, S. 980: Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 passed by unanimous consent last April.
When passed by the House of Representatives, the Ryan Haight legislation will begin to rewrite how online pharmacies can process prescriptions and send out what are labeled as "controlled substances" by the Controlled Substances Act passed in 1970. These drugs include OxyContin, Vicodin, Lortab, Duragesic, Methadone, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Ambien, Lunesta, etc. and their corresponding manufactured generic products. According to Larry G, host of the Prescription Drug Addiction Radio Show, these drugs are estimated to be part of killing more people than guns in our country every year. Larry urges, " The death toll continues to increase and John Conyers and the Judiciary Committee should be asked to explain why this bill has not been placed before the full House for a vote. Is our Congress going to finally put the welfare of our children in front of the lobbyists of the drug companies or not?"
At present, drugs ordered over the internet have no guarantee of even having a pharmacist or licensed individual overseeing the business. The Ryan Haight Act will require the license of the pharmacy, the Pharmacist in Charge listed, and most importantly, will not allow the utilization of on-line questionnaires to obtain narcotics and the additional drugs defined as "controlled substances".
An individual ordering from an internet pharmacy will be required to see a doctor "face to face" in order to acquire the drugs. According to Larry G, the rising negative outcomes from these prescription narcotics (drug companies call them pain pills and the addicts call them Oxys and Roxies) is well documented.
"With the knowledge of how dangerous these prescription narcotics are, having our elected leaders not trying to protect people is irresponsible. The passage of H.R. Bill 6353 will send a message to the American people that we do have a House of Representatives that cares about the 'silent epidemic' that is killing thousands," says the outspoken radio host who is also a registered pharmacist. "In my State of Florida, almost 70% of all drug deaths include a controlled prescription drug. This legislation will be a message to the drug companies that the indiscriminate distribution of their products, with little oversight, is coming to an end."
With guests who have been affected negatively by online pharmacies, this Sunday's show will be extremely informative.
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