Does anybody know if one can pay cash for a prescription (such as an early refill) upon being told it can't be filled because insurance won't cover it? Any advice is appreciated - Thanks!
Hi Color me,
It may depend on what state you live in. Virginia and a couple of other states are treating gabapentin just like an opioid Rx, due to the recent increase in scripts. This means no early refills/reporting attempted early refills to a monitoring agency. Just check with a pharmacist on the regulations in your area, which you can do anonymously. I hope you're in one of the states that hasn't begun this program. Wishing you luck!
I would check with your pharmacy. Some will I think. It doesn't hurt to ask, and I don't know of any reason they wouldn't. My pharmacy will sometimes advance us a few if the script is due within a couple of days. But I've never asked about getting an early refill. Let me know if you find out!
Yes try a local pharmacy if it's an early refill not a chain. They shouldn't have a problem refilling it early!
It depends on the type of prescription, the pharmacy ,local laws, and the descrepency of the pharmacist. And of course how early it is being refillled. A lot of times they have to notify and get permission from the prescribing doctor.
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