I have gotten oxycodone prescription filled at the same pharmacy for years. I get it filled every two weeks. I usually get it on the day it is due but have occasionally gotten it filled early due to my work schedule. The pharmacist never mentioned a problem getting it a day or two early until last month. I went in one day early and was told that I had gotten it filled early 5 times in the past year so now she can’t fill it for 3 weeks. She also made a point to call the other pharmacy in the area to ensure that I can’t change pharmacies and have no choice but to go to her. When my doctor contacted her he was told that the only thing that could be done was to change the dose. My question is whether I have a legitimate complaint. Is it ethical for them to fill your script early and then go back a year and say you should have this many left.
How far back in your history can a pharmacist go?
- 2 Sep 2018 by Wigbert
- 5 September 2018
- oxycodone, pharmacy, prescription, pharmacist
Thank you for the reply and yes it does answer some of my questions, however the question still remains: is it right that the pharmacist can look back at your history for a year or so and say because you had it filled early a few times in the past year I am not going to fill it for a few weeks. My pharmacist explained to me that I had gotten 380 days worth in the last 365 days so I should have some left. If this was a problem why would they fill it early at all. Instead of letting it add up.
That's a very good question. How far back is at least 2 years. And probably a lot more, dependent on their operating system.
At my recent doctors a appointment we talked about this very subject. Unfortunately for many of us who can and do benefit from these medications... and fortunately for the street users, it's so difficult for doctors to prescribe them.
There are new ways and laws on the books of most states and by the FDA that the doctors have to check a website to see exactly who and what doctor and what pharmacy and all dates available in the system so that people can't "doctor shop" as my physician said.
It's big brother in our lives. This is the new normal.
Also the health care providers are very weary of malpractice lawsuits.
I hope this is explained most of your questions.
Also it is true in my case that the doctor can only state on the prescription "Dose Change" . that's what he did for me with Xanax and Percocet.
I'm in Pennsylvania.
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
- Oxycodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxycodone (detailed)
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