... long story short I'm no longer his patient... 1st thing I had to do was get a new doc..so I found one then he wrote me a scrip of the same meds..I am still taking that scrip but I was at cvs and decided I might as well fill it while I'm there..well pharmacist said it was too early..then my friend says its iillegal..30 minutes later I go by that cvs and there's a cop outside!! Did I unintentionally commit a crime? I'm freakin out about this!
I don't think that you did anything illegal. If you have a legitimate script written by a licensed doctor, in fact two licensed doctors wrote you for the same script, and pharmacist wouldn't risk their license to fill any pain script too early. You said that the pharmacist said it was early, and I assume that they didn't fill it, did they?? What was the script, and why are you so scared??
Doctor shopping is when you see more than one Dr at a time and get prescriptions for opioids from all of them at the same time. A lot of people do this by submitting one Rx through their insurance and paying cash for the rest and they often will use a different pharmacy for each one. You didnt do anything wrong. What you did is not illegal at all. You saw one Dr and filled an Rx then saw another and had to wait a certain time for it to be time for a new script. You were no longer the patient of the first Dr, so no worries. If you were to do this with a few more Drs, it might start looking suspicious but right now you are okay. No worries!
Yea, prescription drugs are the new street drugs (its crazy but true), the pharmacy just won't let you fill it early, because they don't want to assist someone in abusing or selling medication (not saying that's what you are doing, just the main reasons why they don't fill early.) Usually Docs write out monthly scripts, so you gotta wait the month to refill or fill new script. (you can choose to go to a different pharmacy tho). Anyway, no you did NOTHING illegal, and the 5.O was prolly there for something else. No worries mate. Cheers.
Like everyone else has mentioned, you've done nothing illegal. You have 2 legitimate prescriptions from licensed Doctors. The pharmacist was wrong to tell you it was illegal. What you did was no different than having a repeat prescription and trying to refill it too early. The only thing they can do is say no, you need to wait until the next refill date. My assumption is that the pharmacist thought your intentions were illigitimate so his "alarm bell" rang. The policy or attitude is getting very strict because of the abuse potential for strong pain killers. As long as you have a legitimate prescription and you don't abuse the medication then you have no cause to worry. I hope myself and the others have given you peace at mind.
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