The pharmacist said due to a new law it can't be filled b/c her doctor is not an MD in MA. Is this correct?
It is possible that they might not fill a scheduled drug by an "out of state" doctor. It is not a law that I know of but there a lot of policies and guidelines going into effect by many of the large chain pharmacies like Walgreens/CVS to where they are being very choosy about what they fill. New guidelines are telling them not to fill controlled drugs written out of state (which can make it difficult for those of you in the small eastern states). You might try a smaller "mom and pop" pharmacy or you might need to get it filled near the Drs office. It is considered "high risk" to fill scripts written out of state because this is a ploy that many abusers use to get around state run controlled substance data banks to prevent Dr shopping. They will fill multiple scripts by going to multiple states so they dont get flagged by one state's data banks.
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