Prescriptions in SWFL Not Being Filled?

Prescriptions in SWFL Not Being Filled?

There are 17 comments on the FOX 4 Now story from Jan 17, 2012, titled Prescriptions in SWFL Not Being Filled?. In it, FOX 4 Now reports that:

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Calls have been coming into our newsroom some of you wondering why you can't find the pain med oxycodone at many area pharmacies.

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pittsburggirl

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Jan 17, 2012
sounds like it will be nobodys hands. If a doctor gives you a presciption, you should be able to fill it.
mickytwiggs

Waynesville, NC

#2 Jan 17, 2012
the dea has been on em hard but if u live in same town u are trying to fill in it should be np even if the script is written out of state. i have a pharm i have used in my hometown for about 6 months i called and asked if they would fill out of state scripts he said np its not against the law its just up to your pharmacist.offer them a copy of ur mri and a copy of the contract between u and ur pain dr concerning pill counts and drug tests its not like it used to be now not only do u have to convince ur doctor that u need opiates but now u have to convince the pharmacy.its funny a dr goes to school for 12 years and a 19 year old pharm tech is going to question his decisions .my dr got flat pissed off and called the pharmacy and i havent had a problem filling since lol
KMcE

Altamonte Springs, FL

#3 Jan 20, 2012
The pharm tech isn't the one that is responsible for filling your script or not filling it, it's up to the pharmacist, who went to school for as long as your doctor did but focused their degree on medications and the human body.
EPPAdoc

Fort Myers, FL

#4 Jan 20, 2012
KMcE wrote:
The pharm tech isn't the one that is responsible for filling your script or not filling it, it's up to the pharmacist, who went to school for as long as your doctor did but focused their degree on medications and the human body.
Even a PharmD (a pharmacist with a PhD does NOT go to school as long as an MD does (unless hes in school part time vs full time for the MD. Some MD specialties take as long as 10years (AFTER COLLEGE)

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#5 Jan 20, 2012
Hello all, I haven't posted in ages, but I wanted to post information regarding the crisis happening in FL with pharmacies not filling LEGAL prescriptions.

SO, Take this OPPORTUNITY put together by American Pain Foundation (APF) & FL APF Leader, and SIGN this PETITION and FORWARD it. Support our rights to fill LEGAL PRESCRIPTIONS in the state of FL.

Link for Petition:

http://www.change.org/petitions/florida-pharm ...

The second link is for a SURVEY to convey the issues you may have had with pharmacies in FL. This is very important to make sure our voices are heard. SO, please fill out the SURVEY with your experiences with your pharmacy(s), so we can clearly explain the type of problems we are having. If we don't stand up and speak up, we have no one to blame but ourselves. We do not want FL to end up like Washington State (please research), and we are well on our way, as they have taken so many liberties (DEA, Politicians, Pharmacies, Health Care field) away...even when we have this PMDP database that is suppose to make it better, IT IS NOT.

https://www.research.net/s/GTBGPMX

I am also including information regarding the American Pain Foundation if you are interested in joining for support, or to help advocate for your rights: Painfoundation.org . Find your leader for the American Pain Foundation by going to the the website, click get involved. A drop down list appear, click leaders. This will take you to a map of the country and click on your state. Your leaders email address will be shown.

The Leader for Florida is handling this situation. Email her and she will fill you in on what's being done about our problem. For those in FL, there is also an APF Florida Facebook page, for support and working together to be heard. Hope to see you there.(run by FL APF Leader -Search- American pain foundation action network florida- Go to the group page. You will have to be added as a member. This is a closed group for privacy. Make sure you choose group NOT page.)

We need to be heard, and protect our legal rights. Florida is in a crisis right now as many are turned away, lied to, profiled etc.. This isn't going to change. It is NOT the pharmacist's job to determine if we actually deserve the medication, that decision is up to our DR.s.

Thanks for Reading and hope to see your support! E11
Hi All :)
Bklyn

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jan 20, 2012
Link for the Petition above is not working, here is the new link I hope this works:

http://www.change.org/petitions/florida-pharm...

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#7 Jan 20, 2012
Bklyn wrote:
Link for the Petition above is not working, here is the new link I hope this works:
http://www.change.org/petitions/florida-pharm...
THANK YOU.
Bklyn

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Jan 20, 2012
E11YearsOfPain wrote:
<quoted text>
THANK YOU.
OK, That is an excellent post.
tom

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Jan 20, 2012
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (viagra, cialis) realpills.org I recieved my pills within one week of ordering them.
dboots72

Enfield, IL

#10 Jan 21, 2012
pittsburggirl wrote:
sounds like it will be nobodys hands. If a doctor gives you a presciption, you should be able to fill it.
yau wood think that but apparently pharmacist have their own discretion I.e. cuz u don't look sick enough to them they wont fill

Since: Jul 11

There & here

#11 Jan 21, 2012
What about the pharmacies not even having the medication in stock? there was a story last month about CVS in FL no longer carrying oxycodone.

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/dec...
My Aim is Truth

Tampa, FL

#12 Jan 22, 2012
If you read the article about CVS, it states " CVS notified SOME Florida doctors" that they will not fill their prescriptions. They even have a link with the letter that was mailed to "specific" doctors. They are banning certain doctors, not meds.

Medical Manager

Tarpon Springs, FL

#14 Jan 25, 2012
Well as far as CVS not filling for certain doctors, that is false, some doctors yes, but I have pts that still fill at CVS from my doctor then others are telling me that they won't fill and from the same doctor, so I think they are just profiling personally.But I feel so bad for my pts some of them have not been able to fill for up to 3 weeks, thats how long on average it takes them to find someone to fill, then they have to pay out of pocket, cause they wont take insurance. So please go to the link above and sign the petition so ligitament pts can get the medications to help them live a productive life with less pain.
Lilmama611

United States

#15 Feb 18, 2012
I have insurance but I'm more than willing to pay out of pocket if someone will tell me where I can go. I have been suffering with RA, costochondritis and other problems for years and never had an issue getting my medicine and now nothing. If someone can tell me where I can pay out of pocket I'd appreciate it.
masshole

West Newbury, MA

#16 Apr 3, 2012
I have signicicant tmj coupled with migraines and neck and back pain. In addition i have endometriosis which makes that one special week of the month excruciating. i plan on making a trip to fla cuz thd docs in my area just don't take pain serious. can anyone tell me where i can go that's pretty solid? also would flying home with my script be an issue? please help.. looking to leave sunday.

Since: Jul 11

There & here

#17 Apr 3, 2012
Good luck getting any Rxs for CIIs filled.

A number of pharmacists/ pharmacies won't fill those sorts of meds for you if you don't live in the area.

Conversely, a number of pharmacists/ pharmacies won't fill those meds for you if they're written by an out-of-state doc.
GARY

Worcester, MA

#18 Dec 23, 2012
KMcE wrote:
The pharm tech isn't the one that is responsible for filling your script or not filling it, it's up to the pharmacist, who went to school for as long as your doctor did but focused their degree on medications and the human body.
A PHARMACIST DOESN'T GO TO SCHOOL AS LONG AS A DOCTOR
THEY GO FOR ABOUT 3-4 YRS OF PHARNACY COLLEGE, ALL THEY
ARE IS A PILL COUNTER!

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