I then asked, “Okay, then I want to know where is this policy with explanations and reasons as to why you will not fill my prescription?” The pharmacist told.. In my state with your name and date of birth, we can see every doctor, pharmacy, and narcotic you have filled over the last year. We are required to.
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What? I then asked, “Okay, then I want to know where is this policy with explanations and reasons as to why you will not fill my prescription?”
I had a copy of my MRI results to let him review my conditions (which I should never, ever have to do under any circumstance — especially to a pharmacist). I believe because of this undue intrusiveness that Walgreens may have violated privacy laws between me and my doctor, but I am not sure.
I took off the protective barrier and within 2 1/2 hrs my feet stopped hurting so I could walk again.
The DEA is absoluy pissed off that Walgreen's and CVS, use the name of the DEA to try and scare people, and to also try to enforce their own company policies about filling narcotic pain medications. They, meaning Walgreen's and CVS, figured that people will argue about getting their scripts filled, but if.
Why Walgreen’s? It’s very simple actually. The mom and pops? They don’t take insurance, and I’m disabled and on medicare, I somehow manage to survive on less than $800 per month in SSDI benefits. I’ve heard the gambit of excuses at CVS, Publix, Walmart, etc. Some months, I honestly don’t know how the hell I made it, but I can’t afford to pay cash at the mom and pops, so I’m stuck with Walgreen’s because they take my part D insurance. CVS and other big box stores are actually WORSE when it comes to filling pain meds, they just flat out refuse, threaten to call the cops if you don’t leave, etc.
I am truly sorry for what you went through but after a day or two why didn’t you have your doctor notify a pharmacy, (any pharmacy) of your condition and get something, anything filled even if not your regular medication or dose, to avoid a protracted withdrawal.
Walgreens review with 73 Comments: I have been filling a prescription for a controlled substance through a Walgreens pharmacy for six months now. Each month the now.
I had my doctor's office call Walgreens to do so. I was then informed by the pharmacy tech that it could not be filled yet because it was five days too soon. I was told in order to have it filled sooner, my doctor's office would need to call and release the prescription early. Walgreens then sends my refill history and asks them if they were aware that I have been filling early.
The pharmacy clerk called the doctor as I sat there asking for surgery date and all kinds of private medical information, whatever happened to HIPPA ? I never signed a release for Walgreens to have my medical history.
And as if "the tightrope" weren't enough, it seems you've unwittingly given Walgreen Pharmacists power over your life because of a SECRET Internal Policy The words "WATCH NARCS" recently appeared with my name, address and other identification on a label accompanying a non-narcotic prescription medication!.
WHY? WHAT is Walgreen's motivation for this SECRET Internal Policy? Although a Walgreen Pharmacist stated that the offensive annotation was removed from MY records, how can I be sure that it wasn't merely recorded "elsewhere"? As a close friend in the Midwest said, "Some of these prescriptions are reported as though they were court documents and nearly made lifelong public records." She makes an excellent point that perhaps we should all consider. It is exercised arbitrarily and unilaterally by unqualified persons (practicing medicine without a license) without oversight or accountability.
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