I took a script to my pharmacy & my insurance probably won't cover it (I was told maybe by the pharmacy, but then no by the doctors office, his nurse had seen this before). In the meantime, it can take up to 20 days before the answer comes back as a no. This is 20 days without it. Can I get the script back from the pharmacy & take it somewhere else & just pay cash? I'm due & the script is for phentermine. I am overweight & it works well.
insurance doesn't cover it in my opinion
I am not asking if insurance covers it-I already know that it's unlikely. What I need to know is if I can get my PAPER script back from the pharmacy & simply take it somewhere else & pay cash
Why can't you pay cash at first pharmacy? They can't force you to use your insurance, esp. if insurance is not helping. They could sell you this month's script, then put in the request to your insurance. If this is their only problem, they are being silly, and perhaps not within the law.
You can ask to get the hard copy back, but since it's been 20 days since you dropped it off, the hard copy may already be filed in their hard copy storage and it may take some time in order for them to retrieve it. An easier option would be to simply ask to pay cash for it or find a pharmacy that you want the prescription filled in and ask that pharmacy to transfer the prescription. It depends on your state laws, but most states allow a one time transfer of schedule V-III drugs (phentermine is schedule IV).
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