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Re: Here's how our pills are manufactured..Mitch

Posted by noa on February 15, 2003, at 15:28:01

In reply to Here's how our pills are manufactured..Mitch, posted by Phil on February 15, 2003, at 14:50:44

Once, I went to fill a scrip for regular adderall. The drug store was chaotic, so I left it and went to do errands and came back well after the time they said it would be ready. But still, had to wait another hour after that. There were a lot of very unhappy people in the pharmacy waiting area.

Anyway, I finally got called to get my scrip. I purchased it, then before I got out of the store, I opened it to take one, since I hadn't had my dose that day. Well, lo and behold, instead of 30 medium blue pills, there were about 200 tiny white ones. I went back to the counter.

The first response of the clerk was that it was the correct prescription, and maybe it was the generic and I just didn't know what the generic looked like. I explained that adderall had no generic. She tried a couple of other lame attempts to brush me off, trying to get me to believe I had the right scrip, so I asked to see the pharmacist. I waited yet another interminable amount of time, and then the pharmacist came and looked into the bottle and blanched. She corrected the problem, brought me my adderall, and apologized profusely. Out of curiosity, I asked what the little white pills had been. Can you guess? Only one of the most abused substances in this country: oxyconton.

Well, of course, I was rather miffed. With all the hassle of getting new paper scrips for my adderall every 30 days, here this pharmacy goes and makes an error like that, loosely handing me a boatload of oxycontin. (Is oxycontin a controlled substance, btw?)

BTW, soon after that, I read in Newsweek that these were going for $80/pill, so if I had had such an inclination, which I don't, of course, think of the windfall I coulda made!! LOL

Anyway, after that, I started checking my scrips to see if the pills were the right ones. I did not start counting them, though. Some of my scrips are very large--90 days worth of pills, at 3 or 4 a day, so it would be cumbersome. Anyway, since I have been using a better pharmacy lately, I feel pretty confident that they are getting it right.




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