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.
Can a pharmacist legally keep my prescription even if I ask for it back? I live in California?
Question posted by howardsshopritefag on 28 May 2010
Last updated on 5 March 2019 by Funnygirl55
First of all I don't think he has a right to take your prescription away. He could have said he would fill it when it's due.These pharmacists nowadays think they can do anything they want to people who are suffering from pain but we have to consider that there's a lot of people who are abusing and selling narcotics everywhere. The problem has reached epic proportions and now everyone has to pay for the problem along with the criminals who started it.. I would just leave and go back to the doctor and explain. If you're not doing anything wrong with your prescription you could even volunteer for drug screens to prove yourself and show that you aren't doing stupid. I'm sorry you have to put up with this terrible thing I have been there myself. I sympathize with your painful experience I've been treated really bad too.
The script is only good for so many days it varies between 7 to 13 days on average. Plus he the pharmacist probably put your name on a special pharmacy watch list. This is serious if you need a higher dose or it's no longer managing your pain tell your doctor this it's nothing to be ashamed of.
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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