Customers are speaking out about a new drug store policy exposed by Eyewitness News. They say Walgreens' new rules for dispensing prescription painkillers are prompting some pharmacists to go way too far. Bob Segall/13 Investigates. INDIANAPOLIS - Some Walgreens customers are sharing painful.
They say those routine visits to get pain medication were anything but routine, ending in humiliation, threats and accusations.
I'm not giving you anything,' in my mind that is not good practice. They become an additional barrier between the patient and the medication they really need.". "But if pharmacists just say ‘Good bye. "Good conscientious pharmacists will look into issues and deny medication to a patient they believe takes it inappropriay," he said.
There's a horrible burning sensation.".
I picked up the med, waited the 3 days & went to pick up my Tramadol refill. They said I couldn't get it for another 4 days. I showed them the that they had sent me saying I could pick it up that day. The pharmacist said that they can't fill it until the bottle was compley empty while taken as prescribed.
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I am the only one working. But Walgreens are now checking back several months to see how early you had it filled and if it was 1 or 2 days early they add them up and make you wait that much longer. I have no choice I have to do what I can to support my Family. On my 3 days off I do not want to make a trip to the Pharmacy.
I'm also sure there are some cocky pharmacist that might like treating people like that, but just don't give them a reason to ie.
Here, if you have the prescription, the pharmacy cannot go above the doctors head and decide if they will or will not dispense the medication. I think i'm right in saying that in the US the rules are different, and that pharmacies have more seniority, so therefor can deny your request to refill. Hopefully someone.
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If your last script was written as a months supply, it will depend on a few things like how close to a month are you? It may be your insurance that is the problem since most of them have certain limits as to how early they will let a refill go through. Is the script from the same Dr? If they are both from the same Dr you may not have too much trouble. If the last script was a months supply and you bring a new script in from another Dr it will raise red flags for Dr shopping since tramadol is considered an "opiate like" drug-some pharmacists are more strict than others about how early they let pain pill refills go through.
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I asked if it was an insurance requirment he said no it was regulated and the state (Indiana) wouldnt let them fill.
I've discussed this with my doctor before after Walgreens computer system messed up and submitted my tramadol for a refill just a couple of days after I'd.. Whenever you get a little extra time, we ask that you please read the forum rules, and there is also a link at the top of our forum page titled "Chronic.
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If anyone here does have suggestions about how to deal with back pain other than medications, I'd greatly appreciate that advice.
And believe me, I wish I could settle with just taking four a day or even less.
That's what I believe has led to my back pain. In other words, I've had to do a lot of heavy lifting and hard manual labor for at least thirty of my forty two years on this planet.
Sitting on my butt all day isn't an option and I certainly am in no position to retire. I just wish there was something I could do to reverse it.
I want to stop the pain for real, not just mask the symptoms of whatever is causing it.
Imagine being twelve years old and having to throw fifty pound bails of hay onto wagons. I've worked in farming most of my life, not to mention wrestling from junior high through college, so my lower back has not had an easy time of it.
I'm not sure if I buy into that one, but who knows?
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That sounds like good advice, but since I'm already taking six a day and also on wellbutrin I don't know if my doctor would up the dosage any higher.
I've been told that if I do exercises to increase my back muscles, it would reduce the stress on my bones and alleviate the pain.
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Actually, I'd be the a very happy guy if I didn't need them at all.
I have a script of tramadol (ultram) for back painits a 20 day supply (1 pill 3 times per day). I am going on vacation tomorrow. i picked up my.
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