everyone in the office heard them say they found out they both had filled rx's the week before for 180 oxycodone, 30 mg totaling 360 pills between them from another docter's office. I don't know how long they were doing this but the nurse told them they would be flagged for Dr. shopping and can never fill a narcotic rx anywhere, even if they found another office to write them scripts. I'm sure they reported them as they believed they were selling their medications. They always seemed shady to me. My question is , how did they find out what they were doing and do you think they will be criminally charged ? There are so many people that go to four and five docters to get meds specifically to sell and people are dying. Is the new national database able to catch people that doctor shop alot faster now than that all pharmacies have to be connected ?
Some pharmacies send a report to the doctors on how often a person gets their rx refilled, maybe not all pharmacies do this, but some do. Some also call the doctor if they know the person is doctor shopping or taking too many meds that interact, and they are obviously getting those meds from a different doctor. It depends on whether the doctor's office reports them to the database as to whether they end up on it, the pharmacy may be able to report them as well. If they are doing this at several offices, they may be charged, kinda depends on how busy the court system is in that particular district, as to if and when the person gets charged, or if it is an air tight case of doctor shopping. If it is not a strong case, the doctor may just be trying to run off some suspected drug traffickers, they may not KNOW that is what happened. There are pill hoarders around. They may not have a signed pain management contract with them, but frown on the person getting more pain meds anyway.
for the person's own good. The database is working pretty well, from what I am reading in the papers, not sure if all cities, counties and states are participating.
I wasa nurse up until 10 mos ago, small town. The pharmacy has a flag come up, they are all connected here. Plus new pt that come in we would call around to other docs offices and check them out, if they were there for pain meds, or xanax or somethng like that. The databases have really come along way. Its hard to get way with this now.
I am proud of my pharmacy (I don't like to see problems going on) it is so very difficult in the day and age we live, people in pain are not always readily treated, some reasons are because of people who are not thinking of the consequences regarding their actions, abuse can occour by a seemingly honest patient, it it vital to me to protect my integrity, and my doctor she has worked hard to get where she has come, Just being honest I happen to be in a office visit one day when my pharmacy called they tried reporting the incident to her nurse and she was on the intercom part of the telephone and told the doctor she really needed to talk with a pharmacist, it was quick and over with the doctor was very careful to protect patients privacy the only reason I came to be aware of the situation was the doctor asked her nurse to call the following Patients, make an appointment a.s.a.p.
it was clear she was able to remain composed and yet be concerned about the names of the individuals, she teaches 2 times a week and what told me a lot she wanted her schedule cleared and the patients brought in at the end of the day. that no douby was a costly mistake to say the least
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