emzee, I am okay. I am not out of medication yet and I am going to try to get hold of my doctor on Monday. I am going to see if he can overnight me the
prescriptions I need. I know, he alraady gave them to me but because all were printed on May 30, 2012, they say they are "too old" to fill. Really insane but I have to play their game to get what I need.
Here is my take on this since I have been dealing with it for 45 years. I need a opium drug to make sure I can stay alive. The federal controlled substance script is only good for 7 days. Even though you had a notation on your script the person filling it was worried about the feds. I have had to deal with fresh from school Doctors in the past and they would not want to even issue the script. Never mind they would just let me get so bad they had to do something to save me. Never mind I have led a fairly normal life with the drug, they were afraid of the Feds. I think they are educated to be afraid of the Feds, war on drugs and all. Look for a older doctor when ever you can.
When I first started on this program a three months supply cost $300, the latest I got was $5800. I think the insane war on drugs is to blame for that outragious price. I don't have to pay that because I have good med insurance, if I did not I would be long dead because I would not subject my family to that burden.
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Have you tried taking the scripts to another pharmacy? I think you have a valid scripted and that they should fill it. Never heard of a pharmacy that wouldn't call the doctor to talk about an issue /question.
I would definatly take my business else where.
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Cookielady, This is the problem that people that really need these drugs to live any type of normal life have to deal with, I am a back pain sufferer due to back surgery that did not go very well. The Walgreens that I deal with told me that they turn down prescriptions for over 1,000 pills a week and I live in a town not a city. These Doctors and Pharmacy's are scared of the DEA and unfortunately we are left hanging.
You might want to ask your Doctor if they would be willing to hand write your prescriptions and post date them. Not exactly legal but not totally illegal, kind of like the law it's in a grey area.
I hope that you can get this straightened out as this is one of the reasons that I do not travel as much as I would like to. I have to go and pick up my prescriptions every month.
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We work around this one of two ways. We either get a written script from the Dr to take with us or have it mailed to us/the pharmacy understanding that the script expires after 30 days (federal law as I understand it) or we have the pharmacy at home fill the refill and have DS pick it up and send the pills to us.
There are a lot of hoops to have to jump through. Best of luck in your jumping.
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I am on pain medications due to cancer. Before I left Tampa for our 3 month trip in RV, I asked Walgreens how to handle this. They told me .........
I think you'll find Wal*Mart easier to work with. When I misplaced my 3 month supply of Arimidex last winter when snow-birding in FL, the WM pharmacy in FL called to pharmacy here in TN and together with my Dr, I was able to get another 3 month supply. It turned out the missing medication was forgotten and left behind in TN.