I was trying to fill a schedule-II narcotic at a lil pharmacy in town... the pharmacist was suspicious and made many calls to my insurance and doctor.. he found out that I had filled the same prescription from a different doc earlier that same month at a different pharmacy. So he kept my prescription and would not give it back and threatened to call the cops on me. Is this legal? I asked for it back at least 6 times and then he got mad and threatened to call the cops if I didn't leave.
28 May 2010
Unfortunately yes. It is legal in all states now. If a person is suspected of drug seeking than the pharmacist can and will keep the prescription until a new one is actually due to you. He can also send it back to the doctor who gave it to you, with a letter explaining why he sent it back and then you would have to deal with the doctor. They do it for your own protection and there's as well. If they were to give you the drug and something happened to you or you sold it they could lose their license to run a pharmacy, be fined, jailed or all three. I am surprised that he didn't call the authorities because of the legal issues he could of been in. I am not saying you did something wrong but the pharmacist did the right thing because he was trying to protect you and he has to protect himself too. Hope this answers your question appropriately. Try to put yourself in his shoes and figure out what you would of done in the same situation especially with a schedule-II drug.
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