FL Pharmacies Struggle After Pill Crackdown

FL Pharmacies Struggle After Pill Crackdown

Ten years ago, Chris Young was crushed by a car he was working under. “He was crushed accordion style,” says his wife Lesley.

The accident left Young, 45, almost completely paralyzed and in a wheelchair. He does have some sensation in his legs, but that is also where he experiences acute pain.

“It feels like electric shocks, like lightening bolts going down my legs and when it gets down to the bottom it feels like someone is driving a big metal spike up my legs,” says Young.

To control the pain, Young is prescribed high doses of narcotic painkillers. But since he has moved to Florida, he is having trouble getting his medications. His pharmacy runs out every month.

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