Posted by Racer on August 31, 2007, at 10:34:22
In reply to i like that... » Racer, posted by karen_kay on August 31, 2007, at 8:25:17
> (unless of coure you have 3 different scripts on hold for speed. is there something you're not telling us racer dear? :)
> take care,
The old pharmacy manager wouldn't order my immediate release methylphenidate, which I think was largely a question of dose -- the scrip was for 180 of the 5mg tablets. I think it said three tablets twice a day. My guess is that that looked like an awful lot of scheduled pills to him. There was a bit of a problem at Walgreens, but we got it filled there in the end.
The Walgreens problem was practical: they still consider the scrips to expire in seven days, they can't partially fill a scrip, their policy is not to tell any customer when a scheduled drug will arrive at the store. So, if you get a pharmacist who actually cares about customers, they will call around and see if any other Walgreens can fill the order. On very rare occasions, I've had pharmacists tell me on the telephone whether they can fill it. It's a pain in the patootie, but at least with Walgreens I can see why. (Especially the 24 hour locations.)
So, scheduled drugs. I can see pharmacists being afraid of keeping a bunch on hand. If that information gets out, they can worry that someone will show up with a .38 caliber prescription for them, rather than something on paper. Do I look as though I'm carrying heat? Do I look like a drug addict? (Please, don't answer that one...)
OK, I finally have my Concerta back, but yesterday was a Very Bad Day for me, and I feel pretty sick today, so I think I'm going to go lie down...