Is this true or not i pay cash for visits and my prescriptions and my meds no longer work like they used to i take 10mg/325mg hydrocodone
Curiosity,,, it could be office policy' maybe try and see the doctor yourself,THEY WATCH the doctors very close these days and it could be for protection or no way of tracking your prescriptions becasue you pay the office cash and the pharmacy cash so they can't tell if your getting the same meds from somewhere else. wish i could be of more help but do to all the new regulations lots of things keep changing good luck with them... Chuck1957
This is not any kind of law or anything but it may be the Drs policy. Drs dont HAVE to write for any particular medication as long as they are not neglecting the problem and he IS treating your pain! I agree with what Chuck says, it makes it difficult to track your drug use when you pay cash because insurance companies keep an eye on your scripts and will not allow multiple scripts for the same drug, or similar drug from multiple physicians. Some states have data bases where all controlled drugs are entered to deter "Doctor shoppers" but not all states have them. Drug abusers and "pill mill" doctors tend to use cash only so by being a "cash pay" patient, it makes you more suspect. It is completely unfair but our government is pressuring our Drs unbelievably so that they have to do things like this to protect their license and assets.
You might see if another pain doctor in your area is less paranoid and I would certainly write to your congressman and state representatives and tell them what this undue pressure on this ":war against drugs and pain doctors" is doing to you and how it affects your life. The government and the DEA are pressuring our Drs to keep drugs off the streets and they think if they make it so difficult for anyone to get pain meds, it will keep them off the streets! It is really stupid because this never works! Prohibition didnt keep people from obtaining alcohol now did it? It just made illegal activity that much more lucrative and made it harder for law abiding citizens! Stronger long acting pain meds are also very expensive and he may feel it will be too difficult for you as a cash pay patient to afford to be compliant and compliance is something they are keeping a close eye on. It is completely unfair but there is not much you can do because he is treating you, maybe not well, but he is treating you. About the only thing you can do is to find a different Dr who doesnt have a policy against cash pay patients!
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