We all have stories of stolen or lost meds but this one take the cake. As all that know me I work in a Drs office. I constantly wear a Columbia jacket because it is kept so cold in the practice due to flu season. A elderly couple was brought in by a health home agency for re-cert for home health care. These 2 elderly people were so infested with bed bugs they could be seen crawling all over them and their clothes. The health aid worker states these are fleas. The chairs they sat in , in the waiting room were covered with bedbugs. We immediately put them into a room, removed the chairs from the waiting room and now the fun part began. Every employee that was exposed needed to be dosed in 90 % alcohol, the room quarantined and family services was called for abuse of the elderly. We were all sent home and told to strip down in the garage naked, all clothes had to go into the washer with hot water immediately and if shoes were not washable they had to be thrown away. Here is my problem, I never carry my full scripts on me. I keep all in the safe except for a weeks worth which were in my inside pocket of my jacket. So what do I do, I strip down in the garage, throw all clothes in the washer and ran to the shower. While in the shower I realize that oh crap all my meds are in my jacket. Too late. All melted. I am due for a drug screen at PM this month, so I will now be short about a weeks worth of pills. I called the pain clinic explained the situation, my manager offered to write a letter along with a copy of the exterminator bill but pain management states that it wasn't necessary but pills will not be replaced. These were not just pain medication, this included Valium, neurotin and norco 10s. If i cut my meds in half of the prescribed dose I can make it till my appointment but it is gonna be a rough one to get thru. I knew the pain clinic would not replace stolen or lost meds i just wanted the situation documented in case my levels of drug screen do not come back correct. They always say honesty is the best policy but in this case was it? The bed bug infestation was one of the worse cases the exterminator states he ever saw. just the procedure room they were taken in to he stated had thousands. Practice quarantined for one week and have to work at other locations until next week, Now here is my question would you of been honest with your pain Dr? I offered to come in immediately for a drug screen so they could see that I was not taking more then prescribed. They stated it was not necessary. I have never failed a drug screen in years, but am terrified that i will be dismissed from the practice. They are very strict. Did i do the right thing by contacting them? What would you of done?