- Feb 1, 2012
How people taking prescribed meds by a doctor “fuels” the opioid epidemic is beyond me. If they don’t want to traffic in heroin and meth - more power to them...Hey Jaders! I’m not familiar with the Amazon pharmacies you are referring to. What are these or are the subject only to the senior forums? Thanks!Here here! Definitely have had though not very often issues with power hungry pharmacists. I always had refilled my meds around 28-29 days and got flack from a newer pharmacist saying it hasn’t been 30 days. I told her I like to fill my script a day or so early as I never want to be at 0. She refused and made me wait the extra day or 2. Fortunately I’m very conscious of what I have left so it really wasn’t an issue. However law says they are to fill at 28 days.For me it isn't the doctor, it's the pharmacy. Walgreen's pharmacist, who hassled me on a regular basis refused to fill after taking my prescriptions there on a fairly regular basis for a couple of years. I am now going to a mom and pop pharmacy with no issue, but I am nervous about it.
I use a mom and pop place and they are SO great compared to any of the chains. I saw where all these big pharmacies' stock dropped dramatically the other day when Amazon announced their opening of online pharmacies. I wonder if they'll ship controlled stuff, but if so, that's another option. I won't mind seeing places like Walgreens and CVS go straight to hell. They have become fascist pharmacies and deserve to go down, imho...
Don't expect the Mom-n-Pop loophole to last much longer.
The Dept of Justice last month issued tighter restrictions on pharmacies prescribing opioids and has amped up criminal prosecutions against pharmacies. The major chains are all defendants in lawsuits in multiple states, claiming they helped to fuel the "opioid crisis." There's also legislation pending to allow them to refuse or partially refill without doctor authorization for broader reasons than currently exist. At this point, pharmacies are under a bigger legal threat than doctors have ever been.
The Mom-n-Pops aren't filling scripts because they care about you. The DOJ just hasn't caught up to them yet, and they're probably a lot closer to judgment-proof than Wal-Mart.
Two pain patients I know have been cut off just within the last couple of weeks. Not by their doctors, but by their pharmacies.
Ironically, it is still perfectly legal for a licensed pharmacy to send controlled substances through the mail, with a valid prescription, addressed to the intended recipient, and with nothing on the packaging to indicate what it is (so even the feds require good stealth!)
I've been wondering what stance the new Amazon online pharmacies will take on controlled substances. Heard anything about that?
Amazon announced last week the opening of online pharmacies and the stock for CVC and Walgreens,et al plummeted. They’re sure to be completely legit pharmacies tho.
I just read that they will not deliver SOME controlled substances.
Amazon, once an online used bookstore, has grown to dominate the retail industry, the grocery industry, and now the pharmaceutical industry. Amazon’s latest bmarketscale.com
Amazon's announced that they aren't going to carry any Schedule 2 pharmaceuticals. They sounded proud of it, knowing the pats on the head Bezos will get for "courageously" foregoing that market share to "not fuel the opioid epidemic."