A new law that has been enacted, without much or no thought or input from chronic pain sufferers, is but a knee-jerk reaction to prescription medication fraud. It is Indiana Code 25-22.5-13-2 and went into effect Dec. 15, 2013.
“First do no harm ...” This is the first sentence in the new Indiana law propaganda site bitterpill.in.gov.
However, how is it not harmful to us that are on chronic pain management? To have mandatory drug tests twice a year, mandatory doctor office visits four times a year and no longer get our prescription with a phone call but rather drive to the doctor’s office every month for a one-month paper prescription then drive to the pharmacy to have it filled — each and every month forever.