I have a prescription which I need to submit almost 2weeks early. For hydrocodone. I need it early due to vacation. Last tme cvs made a big deal out of this. The manager kept digging thru her computer saying I just got a presciption somewhere else. This tme I did not go thru insurance at the somewhere else pharmacy. And I checked with insurance and they do not show anything after may. Just wondering if I could wLk in to a rite aid with a script for 300 pills for the first tme and get it filled? Thanks
29 Jul 2011
there is a national database where the data is compiled and all pharmacies can check it. It depends how early you are talking about too, if it is a week early, they won't fill it. You might find a little Mom and Pop pharmacy that might not check the database but it is unlikely, all your chain drugstores will check it.
29 Jul 2011
Patti is right. many states participate in a central database where all Controlled Substances are input into a database that both pharmacies and Drs can have access to regardless of whether it was purchased through insurance or by cash. This is done to prevent Dr shopping. Sometimes your insurance will allow an early fill for vacations but they may only allow this once or twice a year. The pharmacy has to check with the Dr to allow the early refill. I have had to do this a time or two for going out of state. I use CVS and have not had any problems with it when I tell them it is for an early fill because I will be out of town. Sometimes you may need to givve them a day or two to be able to contact your Dr plus push it through your insurance as an early vacation fill. You might ry Rite Aid but if your state utilizes the database, you will have trouble with an early fill. Does your Dr know you are needing an early fill to go out of town? If the Dr okays an early fill it should not be a big deal.
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