On Feb. 16 , when I went to pharm. to fill ADD. prescription they said it has to also have on it a "code" for purposes unknown to me. (it was written before the 2/16 'requirement' by my Dr.) The office nurse/receptionist today said she did not know about this requirement but bring it to the office and she will contact the pharm. to get detailed instructions. Is this a FDA situation or is it local to Michigan - (there was nothing on web mentioning this new "law" - Thanks Susan o
This was on Dr Oz today - about the epidemic of doctors writing scripts for Adderall for students wanting to do well in school - not for people really needing it. He said they were cracking down on it. I'm sure it just needs a diagnosis code, like so many controlled meds do - so they know you have a documented need for the medication. Hopefully the doctor's office will take care of it. Regards - ElizaJane
hello... does anyone out there in cyber drug world have any additional information on this code requirement for adderall scripts? i have been taking the XR and IR forms since august 2011 and i will be due for refill scripts from my psychiatrist in less than 2 weeks. my psychiatrist is an awesome 65 year old woman, but she is terrible with any and all admin-related duties of a doc, so i need to be on top of this so i can share it with her in the correct way, if it applies nationwide. I live in Delaware (1st state and small wonder, home of tax-free shopping!) lol thanks anyone and all with info! i will post anything i happen to find.
Hi danni... I am a RN state of Ca; and can say from a health care provider stand point... Prescribing docs KNOW about the DEA regs for such a class drug as Adderall. It is CRYSTAL CLEAR! DEA procedures with certain class drugs used to (about 10 yrs ago) require a "triplicate" prescription. However; that has changed. Now certain class drugs MUST be written on a standard "controlled substance" rx paper AND include a ICD9 code (diagnosis code). Most md's like this enactment because the new rx Paper can not only JUST be used for certain class drugs but for ANY drug..ie antibiotics etc. However; one would assume that they (DEA) has loosened the reigns with certain high class drugs, such as Adderall. I ASSURE YOU THEY HAVE NOT!!! Fewer n fewer mds are willing to rx Adderall these days... Why? Because its literally prescription amphetamine. So, in answer 2 your ... Yes this is a requirement, and I am willing to bet your rx'ing doc knows this...
And FYI I have NEVER in 17 yrs as RN in mental health heard of a rx'ing doc OR PHARMACY that would have YOU come pick back up the original rx and take to your dr for "correction". The pharmacist would simply call your rx'ing doc and ASK FOR THE ICD9 code! Sounds waaaaaay suspect to me... lol. Jus sayin.
I just wanted to say to the RN from California, while this may sound "suspect" to you, I had a similar experience recently. My MD first prescribed adderall IR which was filled with no problem, the next month we both decided to try the extended version. I was told by the pharmacy (same pharm) that I needed to contact my DRs office for code. The receptionist had no idea what it was about & when I later spoke to my DR he too was unaware it was needed. Granted he is not a psychiatrist but still you seem to think anyone in healthcare would definitely know all about this...
- Adderall Information for Consumers
- Adderall Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Adderall (detailed)
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