What can you do if your medication is stolen and it is a controlled substance?
Question posted by angela27 on 24 Jan 2012
Last updated on 20 June 2018
My mess got stolen with my purse where I was staying at last night and I am homeless.
I had my purse stolen over the weekend with my pain meds were in it. I was out of town and had just had it filled before I left. I have a police report do you think the doctor will write another?
Mine were prescribed early for a surgery I'm having in a few days and the whole bottle was stolen. Filing a police report is a great idea, but I'm pretty sure mine were taken by someone I'm close to/that I know well. I don't want to report them, but my doctor is going to expect a report (more than likely) to prescribe me new ones for the surgery.
I have placed a lock on my bedroom door. . placed my pain meds in a sentry fireproof safe... and even logged every pill i take... and every week. 5 to 12 are missing. Making me not be able to make it to the next month. I dont know what more to do.
First of all, you should file a police report. Once you file a police report then let your Dr know what happened. He may or may not authorize an early fill. As the poster above says, it depends on your Dr, and what your habits have been. Filing a police report helps to back your claim that, yes indeed, your meds were stolen. I know my Drs will NOT even think about replacing meds without a police report.
angela27. welcome to the site, first, i wanna say that what im about to say is the truth of how we on narcotic medication is on. the whole situation woould be on how often do you get the refills for your medications, what it is, and how much you take a day. also has there been problems with your medication running out early due to you taking more then priscribed? im just trying to throw out some suggestions to you, only becaue there aree a hu number patients who are on pain managemetn, even having to refill early at times. it also all depends on your relationship with your dr, the lenghth of time on it, and also has this happened before? i only am asking ths because many patients, who abuse these pain mediation and will give any story for an early refill. again im not saying this is what your doing, just saying what it can be looked at. hang in there
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