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schedule II meds question

robcalherrrobcalher Posts: 1
edited 05/13/2015 - 12:34 PM in Pain Medications
Hi everyone. I am new to this form and although my question is not about pain meds it is about schedule II meds. I have recently moved from CO where I had Medicaid to FL where I do not qualify for Medicaid. One of the prescriptions my Dr from CO sent me with were 3 prescriptions for vyvanse, an add med. In Florida they would not accept the written prescription for it because my prescribed was a nurse practitioner and they only accept Rx from Drs. Also without Medicaid the Rx would cost $260. So I had my sister in CO fill it with a copy of my Medicaid card and mail the meds to me. They cost $3 with Medicaid. Is it legal to do this and can I continue to do it? My prescribed from CO said she could cover me for up to 6 mos. Thanks in advance.


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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,859
    edited 05/14/2015 - 8:00 AM
    need to discuss with your doctors.

    Honestly, I dont know if there is any legal problems in doing that.

    It would seem to me, that as long as the prescription is written for you and when it is picked up, the proper identification is given, then it sounds ok.

    Mailing it? I dont know.

    Even if this was all legit, I would spend some time to figure out how you are going to get this medication available to you while in Florida.

    I am also curious about their statement about not accepting prescriptions written by Nurse Practitioners. They are legally and medically qualified to write prescriptions. That is a topic I would want to get a firm answer on.

    DId they say it was a state thing? or the type of medication?
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