Pharmacy Dilemma........Moral Question........

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/11/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
 Morning all
I had been on Oxycontin......weaned self off and wanted to go back on my Morphine so last week I took in my oxycontin 40 mgs ( 56 ) into the doc and gave them to him showing him all were there but 4 as he had said to wait til my repeats were done
Got a RX for 90 Morphine with Oxycontin to be D'Ced written on RX and that I had given Oxycontin to Doc..........That was given to Pharmacy and I got the MS Contin 60 mg's
 
Called for my repeats for other meds for crohns and anxiety meds and inhalers for COPD........
Low and behold a RX bottle with 60 20 mg Oxycontin come along with it
Now my fear is this Canada has taken a Zero tolerance to this and we are under new guidelines for meds..
Do I tell the pharmacy they made a mistake ......
Do I just take the meds back to my doc and have him freak out this coming week
I dont want the pharmacy in trouble but this is a really BAD mistake to make IMHO
It could alo have the potential for getting self and doc in trouble I believe.......
I have been struggling as I know I have them here they are in lock box and I dont want them but I dont want anyone to get into trouble
Someone Chutz .....Gramps anyone ........HELP plz......suggesstions sure welcomed and am I making more outta this than I should be ??
 
LYN
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/11/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Gramps I was so hoping you would come back online I just got done and you were gone....
I think that is my best option as well this way the doc knows I am not playing with both meds and so will Pharmacy
I think it can really be chalked up to an honest mistake as one was 40 mg oxy the ones I got was my 20 mg oxy so technically doc did not say to D/C the oxycontin 40's and 20's just the 40's
I think I have known this was the path to take sometimes I just need someones opinions to make sure I am not doing something wrong or that can be mistaken ya know
Thanks again

Take care my friend

LYN
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lassieluv
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   Posted 4/11/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't get too stressed about this situation. It can easily be resolved by taking Gramps advice.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/12/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks
You are right on with Canada and all the new laws that are going on here.......
My Doc has been the greatest and I have Never lied to him about any meds I take and he knows this
My biggest quandry was just that what if THIS was a test.....
So I have taken back the Oxycontin made them count in front of me and explained their had been a rx brought in d/c ing the 40 mg oxy's ..he said this is where mix up was ...the 20's had not been d/c ed
Pharmacist looked it up and also noted I had taken the rest of oxys back to doc when I got morphine
ALL in all it turned out for the best I believe as pharmacist did not look like I was being tested but as you said Gramps in this day and age we have to cover our hineys
I will not jeopardize my Doc nor my pain meds for anything
Thanks again
'You have so much good advice as do others here
I appreciate it .
Feeling better about the whole situation with a letter in hand to take to the doc explaining the mix up signed by pharmacist .........

Take care and hoping you have a good pain free day
Luvs
LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/12/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Gramps I feel like a load has been lifted from me for sure and I am hoping this does show this pharmacy I am not an abuser I had just moved here in August of this yr from a small town that always saw my outbreaks and sores from the pyoderma and an IV hanging out of me knowing all the DD I have ..to here where they had no clue about all that ails me and I am sure when they see a person weighin in at 107 109 lbs with that much pain meds along with the anti anxiety meds I take ( which are alot) that its a wonder I can walk ....they wondered ya know,it always made me feel uneasy but I dont now ..
I have had 2 very distateful visits to the local hospital when on the oxys I will no longer go there I was definitely treated like a second class citizen when I told them I was on Oxycontin and I literaly walked out of the hospital last time with Pneumonia to go back to our small town hospital that knew me ........
The war rages on for those that defintiely need pain meds to live and function..
I wish it were different but we all know the stigma attached ..........and the reason for it ......Abusers.......

Have a great day ........Luvs....LYN
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jujub
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   Posted 4/12/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Lyn, I'd say return them to the pharmacy and take a receipt for them to sign acknolwedging that they were returned. Then call tomorrow and verify that they've taken the Oxycontin off your computerized list of meds. That way they have a chance to rectify their error and retrain their employees, and you have verification that you're not a drug-seeking lunatic.

In the US, your doc would have a copy of the Rx, because drugs on that schedule have a multiple-copy prescription form. Don't know about Canadian laws on that, but let your doc know first thing Monday so he can do whatever he needs to do.


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/12/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy
Thanks I have returned them had them counted by the Pharmacist ( owner) and got a receipt plus a letter confirming they had made an "accidental refilling" of the Oxycontin RX repeat due to the dosage difference

Yes we have the same method here along with a Limited useage form that goes with RX here for these type of Narcotics
I see my doc this week and he will be handed the letter and explained what transpired
As Gramps had mentioned at first ya kind think you are being tested especially when it comes to Oxycontin and Morphine.....and I also take 15 mg of Valium per day ........
Canada or I know for sure Ontario has just implemented new laws this week regarding dispensing and RX these meds and criteria
Appreciate your input
Have a good weekend
LYN
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Chutz
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   Posted 4/14/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynn,

Sorry I wasn't around for you, but it seems to have worked out well. A great lesson here for all of us. Honesty is always the best way to go, especially when pain meds are concerned.

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