I have another question sure to come up at pain drs. Prescriptions are for 30 days exactly. My appointments vary from 25-30 days. Has anyone been asked what happens to the "leftover" meds. I can't believe they haven't asked me that one yet. Thanks all. Remy
Seems a good question to be answered, usually the leftover prescription meds are lying around unattended perhaps waiting to be destroyed one fine day. I do remember having a bag full of changed prescription left over meds which ultimately had to be destroyed.
What a waste of money, indeed.
My Dr keeps track!! If I come in a few days early a couple of months he will put my appt for refill back the next month for, say, 4 days, or whatever, so I dont end up with left over meds. Not all Drs do this and I think this is why sometimes drugs fall into the hands of those without an Rx. If a person has leftover meds it could be a temptation to make a few bucks on the street. I'm not saying anyone here does this, just saying I think this is a way that some could make it to the streets! Not everyone has a conscience. It would also be easier for someone to give them to a friend or family member. I'm glad my Dr does this. I think it shows he is a conscientious Dr. There are many out there with no scruples! I think it would make things better for us legit pain med users if less meds were on the streets. Maybe then companies like Perdue wouldnt feel the pressure to change the formulation of their medicine to crap that doesnt work!!! (I'd better shut up now!!) Good question by the way!
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