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Pharmacy would not fill my Rx...



  • This particular pharmacist felt that she knew better than the same doctor that I had been seeing and had been prescribing those meds for me for a year at that point. She also took issue with the Lyrica that I was on, as well as the baclofen. She was brand new as I said and she had no other valid reason for not filling them. In fact, my doctors office called me to fill me in that she was giving them a hard time to ask why and that was how I found out about what she was doing.
    I spoke to her and told her to check my fill records, they had been filled exactly as they were written for a year, never early or with a different doctor, I was getting no meds from any other physician so there was no justifiable reason other than she objected to the 8 hour dosing.
  • My issue with this is a little different, maybe i am missing something. As I understand it, they refused to fill it because they didn't recognize the DR, then you had to pay more for the brand name? If I have misunderstood sorry. If it is an issue of recognizing the DR, why would they give the med at more money?
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  • I think what happened here is that the calls made were to find a pharmacy with the prescribed med in the cheaper generic form in stock. When our spine friend here found a pharmacy with it, the pharmacist then denied filling his script because he felt like it. Hence our friend here says he had to pay more which implied to me that he had to go back to his usual place and pay for the brand name overpriced stuff.

    I've had to do this too because of the legal battles over Oxycodone in the generic form allegedly "stealing" "their" brand. Supplies have dried up.
  • Hi all,

    It is my understanding, through information I obtained from a pain medication lobbyist forum that posted info from the FDA's website, that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and the FDA have agreed to limit the country's supply of oxycontin due to its abuse. So unfair to those of us in need of this medication. My doctor prescribed MS Contin when I started chronic pain meds in May due to the low supply of oxycontin.

    Best wishes to all,

  • i heard all these rumors of shtages and such mar but ive never had any problems getting my refills and ive heard these rumors going back over a year now, lol. where are you guys getteing this info.? sunds crazy to me.
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  • Hi Spineys,

    I live in the Pacific Northwest and there is a shortage in my rural area which is not a hotbed of drug activity.

    I'm due to refill my meds and wondered if I should ask my GP if he should consider prescribing something else for me. Is this situation any better or worse than it was a few weeks ago?

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