Pain-killing prescriptions called hard to fill

Chris Young is a lifelong gun enthusiast, but his wife, Lesley, got rid of his rifles not long after the couple moved back to Florida nearly two years ago.

She was afraid of what her wheelchair-bound husband might do to himself once the Youngs found themselves among the throng of other patients forced to do the “pharmacy crawl” to get pain medications ordered by doctors.

Chris Young, a former mechanic, was crushed “like an accordion” a decade ago when a car he was standing beneath fell off its lift. Almost completely paralyzed, Young still experiences tremendous pain in his legs, for which his doctors have prescribed a number of narcotic drugs.

– Ocala Starbanner