Because it is a controlled drug and that way it can be monitored.
Hi, yes, it is due to all the new regulations for controlled substances and it protects Dr's from "some, that may" have other Dr's that they get meds from and could possibly bring it to another pharmacy. I understand if it felt awkward that you had to sign that. Please don't feel singled out, we all, on meds, especially controlled substances have signed the same form. It can also be helpful to have all meds at same pharmacy, just in case, you were given a med that could have a bad interaction with any other meds. You can change your pharmacy, if need be, just let your Dr know and have current pharmacy forward your current meds to a new one, otherwise, you will be labeled. I know people that their Dr dropped them because they changed pharmacies, due to either financial costs or due to their insurance forced them to. They were so nervous about having everything switched over, in order to have their meds with no interruption, it never crossed their mind (and it wouldn't be the first or second thing on my mind either), to notify their Dr immediately. One was labeled, as if he was pulling a fast one and the other, she was originally accused of not taking the med or possibly doing something else with it! Some of us have signed that either long ago or each year, however it's not something to worry about, just be aware as to why. Hope this was helpful to you.
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