Walgreens' "secret checklist" reveals controversial new policy on pain pills

Sep 18, 2013 Full story: WTHR-TV Indianapolis 36

Walgreens calls the document its Good Faith Dispensing Policy. It's a confidential 13 Investigates now has an internal document the nation's largest drug store chain has been trying to keep a secret.

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ExWAGCustomer

Peoria, AZ

#1 Sep 19, 2013
Typical Walgreens pharmacist trying to hurt their patients. I don't know why people fill here. They act like they're able to determine who gets pain meds and who doesn't.
Good Job Walgreens

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Sep 19, 2013
Good for Walgreen's!! They fill prescriptions and get fined thousands of dollars for drug abusers stealing prescription pads and writing their own prescriptions. So they now have a checklist of drug abusers. Good for them!! Their damned if they do and damned if they don't. I think they should stick to the checklist and give the drug abusers a real taste of medicine!!

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#3 Sep 19, 2013
I agree. Either way, WAG is under controversy.
Guy

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Sep 19, 2013
RacingFan20 wrote:
I agree. Either way, WAG is under controversy.
Whatever John..... I knew you were a junkie. Just by all your posts on IOW. Stupid!
Great

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Sep 19, 2013
Wish more pharmacies would do this.

If you are so bad off that you need OxyContin, you need to be in the damn hospital!

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#6 Sep 19, 2013
Guy wrote:
<quoted text>Whatever John..... I knew you were a junkie. Just by all your posts on IOW. Stupid!
John? And all I'm saying is that Wag seems to get in trouble no matter what they do.
pharmer212

Ocoee, FL

#7 Sep 19, 2013
I am so sick of having to explain to patients that their script "doesn't meet the Walgreens good faith dispensing guidelines, so it can't be filled at this or any other Walgreens." Then they want to know what is on the list and I have to tell them I'm not allowed to say and it sparks a huge scene. It's much easier to just lie and say we don't have it in stock....
Diane

United States

#8 Sep 20, 2013
Don't worry, Racing Fan. We still love you : )

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#9 Sep 20, 2013
what everyone should do is copy the article, and send to your local/state newspapers and demand the exposure of this nonsense.
hoosier

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Sep 20, 2013
wag1234 wrote:
what everyone should do is copy the article, and send to your local/state newspapers and demand the exposure of this nonsense.
It was on the news 2 days ago. It's a great guideline and it's weeding out a lot of deadbeat drug addicts!

Knew someone once who claimed all these back and neck problems, always scamming to find pain pills. Yet no problem going to football games, no problem going fishing, shopping, drive-in, Indy time trials, whatever.... Yeah. Sounds serious tootse.
Go Go Walgreens

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Sep 20, 2013
What do you mean? It's been exposed. I don't think Walgreen's is trying to hide anything. It's their right to have a drug seeker checklist. Every E.R. has one, why not pharmacies, too? Maybe if these people aren't on narcotics, they will get jobs and get off of welfare and quit taking my taxes.
wag1234 wrote:
what everyone should do is copy the article, and send to your local/state newspapers and demand the exposure of this nonsense.

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#12 Sep 20, 2013
Dispensed or refused, It puts all the responsibility on the dispensing pharmacist now.
Here it tis

Fort Wayne, IN

#13 Sep 20, 2013
butterfly

United States

#14 Sep 20, 2013
I understand that they are cracking down on abusers, but it hurts those that truly need them. I have been under the care of a specialist and taking narcotics. I am just now after 6 + months able to see a surgeon and try to fix the problem. We need to be looking at the insurance companies, they are the ones saying I have to be on the meds for a certain period before I can do surgery.

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#15 Sep 20, 2013
The list is nothing new. Pharmacists who have been doing their jobs properly for years have been doing this anyway. The form is in response to the DEA investigation of WAG. I have yet to have a legitimate patient get their chronic or acute pain meds.

However, addicts, seekers, etc. have been reduced dramatically. Also,doctors who are running "pain clinics" that are just seeing patients to turn a profit are also angry about it. SO WHAT. Deal with it. These are the real drug dealers in America.

What I want to see the DEA go after the doctors and other bogus practitioners. Put these guys in jail and seize all of their assets. Ban them from practicing medicine in every state in the U.S. The practitioners are the real problem.
Drug Test Them All

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Sep 20, 2013
All doctors need to start drug testing in their office, doing so right before he/she sees the patient. They are simple and results are quick. Then when they see the patient they can determine to or not to write a prescription for narcotics. People with cancer are getting the meds they need. Everyone tries to act like cancer patients have to suffer without their pain meds. Not true at all. Pharmacists and doctors don't let this happen. It's the one's with "chronic back pain" that are being checked more closely, as they should.
Archer

Euless, TX

#17 Sep 21, 2013
I'm tired of the same sob story with "people in pain" and "we don't understand the pain" nonsense. But what I am most tired of is the doctors enabling this nonsense.
Trolling For Tards

Furlong, PA

#18 Sep 21, 2013
I hope all these self righteous twits that dismiss other people's legitimate pain suffer a painful injury or disease and cannot get the relief they need because of the policies they advocate! Denying legitimate patients the medicines they need because of a manufactures "epidemic" is sadistic at best and immoral at its worst! Contrary to what American calvinists believe pain and suffering do not build character!
Jake

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Sep 21, 2013
This is a false flag event. The government is just gathering info to take your guns.
Rah

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Sep 21, 2013
It's an injury. You heal from an injury. You don't stay on narcotic pain pills for 10 or 20 years because you suffered an injury. Get for real. And the people who fake diseases that don't have just to get a vicoden. Sickening.
Trolling For Tards wrote:
I hope all these self righteous twits that dismiss other people's legitimate pain suffer a painful injury or disease and cannot get the relief they need because of the policies they advocate! Denying legitimate patients the medicines they need because of a manufactures "epidemic" is sadistic at best and immoral at its worst! Contrary to what American calvinists believe pain and suffering do not build character!

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