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shaw31
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   Posted 8/1/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Just a question of honesty.  I went to pick my prescription up from my pharmacy as i do every month with the same pharmacy i have been using for 3 yrs.  Got home and went about my business.  I counted my meds as i usually do a few days after i got them.  Something was not right but in my favor.  I got 30 extra oxycodone 15mg pills.  My script is for 90 and I got 120.  I debated what to do.  Leave it alone, take them back, call the pharmacy.  I thought about how they really keep track of these meds and that how someone could really get in trouble for something I could fix.  I decided to call them.  I called and the pharmacist said all was ok on their end.  I was like OK whatever and said if something came up to call me.  Sure enough about 4 hrs later the pharmacist called and told me they were  30 short and that if I think i got to many i could bring them back but did not have to cause they could not prove it (keep in mind i never told them how many extra just extra).  Anyway, I took them back and the pharmacist was sooooooooooooooooooo happy , he said no one has ever done that and that i saved alot of headaches not to mention someone possible getting fired.  I thought i would share this with you to see if any of you have been put in this situation or if you were put in this situation would you call back or just keep them and keep your mouth shut.  In my case I knew someone could possible get fired so I could not live with myself if I did not take them back.  I am also the type of person that if i accidently walked out of a store with a penny candy i would be back to pay for it.  Make a thread out of this and dont worry i wont judge anyone for their responses.  THanks

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   Posted 8/1/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I would of called in a split second! I would never want someones job on he line because i wasn't honest..

Great thread by the way.

Good for you for taking them back

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   Posted 8/1/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Shaw,
I would have done the right thing, although I confess I rarely count my meds. There are too many in that bottle! I do notice if a bottle might look odd - that is, bigger than usual, more full than usual, or the reverse. I might count them then.

My cousin is a pharmacist and she has told me what she has to go through when she's made an error. They have a number of inventory systems, most of which are computerized, so most errors are found, and then traced back to the person who filled the script. On the rare occasion when this has happened to her (she said it happens to all pharmacists occasionally as they're only human) she has to go through all kinds of paperwork to document the error, let alone follow up with the patient. Now she works in a hospital setting, but for the outpatient section of the pharmacy.

I would do just as you did, especially knowing both someone could get fired (or maybe in some cases should if they're making frequent errors, so you might just help save a life - think of it that way, too!) and as well with our pain meds that if we don't say something and they find out, well, the doctor may be notified, and we likely may not be trusted in the future.

On the other hand, you have probably cemented your trust with this pharmacy for the rest of your life!

PaLady

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   Posted 8/1/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I was in a similar situation with the Ultram I was prescribed when first started having pain. I did it b/c it was the right thing to do, but it turned out to be very much to my advantage. The pharmacist didn't ever again question me being on pain meds & furthermore he reported that to my PM. My PM who had previously thought that I must have been drug-seeking or attention-seeking or something sent me for more testing & found out that I really did have a legit problem. Of course, the pain psychologist to whom I was referred in his clinic (who had previously worked as an SA nurse) had already told him that everything was legit with me, but for some reason the PM didn't really believe him.
I guess that's why now I feel like being honest with my PM is the best thing I can do to combat all of the crazy myths out there about CPer's. ;)

Thanks for posting this, Shaw. I hope everything works out well for you.

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   Posted 8/1/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   blush I don't count. blush
 
 
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   Posted 8/1/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
That was a good thing you did. I'll bet you feel good and you should. Someone on this forum recently wrote something that always sticks in my mind.....if you want to be trusted, you have to be trustworthy. You have earned that trust of that pharmacy. To think of someone possibly losing their job and having a horrible blemish on their record, just because a customer thought it would be nice to have some extra pills is terrible. But I sounds like it DOES happen.

Thank you for sharing this with us. I know we always rant when we are shorted - but to think of the consequences (like a persons job and reputation) when we are not honest.

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   Posted 8/1/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shaw:

I would have done what you did as well. I was in an office supply store and bought several pgks. of pens that were on sale for $1.00. When I got outside I found that one pkg. was under their weekly advertisement circular in the back of the cart and I had not paid for it. I brought it back into the store & told the cashier what happened and she was shocked by my honesty.

I did think twice before doing going back into the store, but only because I was afraid that they would accuse me of intentionally trying to steal them, but I knew if I didn't do it, my conscience would bother me greatly. I also had my children with me and I wanted to set the right example for them.

Lorie

shaw31
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   Posted 8/1/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I really do feel good about returning them.  It might have been good for me to keep them to have extra on those emergency situations but to get someone in trouble is not worth it.  I dont want a medal for honesty but I do want to repeat something the pharmacist told me when i called him.  He said several times he has never had anyone call back with extra (I think he was mainly saying anyone calling back with extra scheduled drugs) pills but when they are short they are on the phone in a heart beat.  This pharmacist was at least 60 years old.  It just makes you wonder how many people get extra and keep them (they may actually not know they have them).  Some people might not know they have extra but for us who have been on the same amount for long periods of time know.  We all know if we get extra or shorted.  It you dont know you should by the time the next appt roles around because if you are taking them like you should then you should be about out.  Also I agree with PAlady and Frances.  I think my trust has been earned at that pharmacy hehehe.  Hey it helps sometimes.  Even though this pharmacy has always gone out of there way to help me.  They have never been mean because I am a pain patient.  Thanks for all the feedback and keep it going.

Smoochie
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   Posted 8/2/2009 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes its reversed. I received a call one day from my pharmacy telling me that they had given me too many oxycontin, I said I dont take oxycontin I take oxycodone (percocet), she went on to tell me that I had picked them up a few hours ago and that they needed the extra twenty they gave me returned. I said to her (she was not nice!) that I didn't take that prescription and that I hadn't been at the pharmacy for two weeks, she did everything but flat out call me a liar, then I got phone calls from there corporate office requesting, in fact demanding , I return them. I went through it all again, then I heard from their legal department, I was getting scared because I had no idea what they were talking about an no one was listening to me. To make this long stor short, the pharmacist was steeling the scripts and had been doing so in other peoples names for over six months. I was called and apologized too and had the corporate office's vice president write me a personal letter with an apology. I think what finally helped was my asking them if they viewed the tapes and after I said that they hung up and I didn't hear anything for two days then I called them back because I was nervous about what was going on. So sometimes things are going on without you knowing it, not in your case it sounds, but not everyone who works at a pharmacy is honest ya know!! Happy Sunday to everyone and hope your day is pain free!
 


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   Posted 8/2/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   

I would have done the same thing.....interesting thing happened to me last month.  I go to Sams Club Pharmacy and have for the last 5 years.  I have developed a relationship with the Pharmacist and Tech over the years! 

I took my Rx in on a Friday (the regular Pharmacist and tech were there)  and went back on a Saturday to pick it up.  There was the weekend Pharmacist and Tech working, I asked for my Rx and they looked at me suspiciously....they were whispering and came over and said there is a problem with my Rx.  I said what is it, they said we don't have enough Percocet to fill 120 pills....I said okay so what do I do?  The Pharmacist said do you take this as prescribed I said yes, WHY?  He said well it seems like alot, I said yep it is but thats how it has been prescribed.  He said okay, so the tech brings the bottle and its a full bottle.  I said I don't understand you said you didn't have enough pills to fill the prescription.  I opened the bottle and it was NOT Percocet, I said hold on here what is going on, this is not my usual medication and whats the problem?  The Pharamacist started yelling at the Tech that he had dispensed the wrong medication.  I felt so uncomfortable and told the Pharmacist I would rather come back on Monday and get it then.  He was very rude and said NO we will get this right?  I said okay and 5 minutes later they had the correct pills and amount.  I asked how they suddenly had the Percocet and the correct number, he said it had just come in a few minutes ago.....the entire Pharmacy Dept is totally visible and I watched the Prescription being filled they did not open a box or bag or anything.......I felt really really wierd and on Monday called and told the regular Pharmacist what had happened, he told me he would take care of it.......still don't know what was going on but have not seen that Pharmacist or Tech since then. 

doo doo doo doo, if you know what I mean.

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Patti

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shaw31
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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I want to clear something up for some of you that may be taking this the wrong way.  I am by no means saying all people working in pharmacies are angels.  Some of them are stealing meds yes but I think for the most part they are honest.  When these mistakes happen with medications I think mostly it is in error.  There are thiefs on both sides of the pharmacy counter.  I just want you all to know that I am not saying we (pain patients) are to blame for these error all the time but sometimes we are just as I think the pharmacies are probably at fault most of time whether they know it or not.  Anyway this is good debate.

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   Posted 8/2/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I think All of Y'all should be comended for your honesty!!! I too would have called them as some of you said, I couldn't have lived w/ the fact that someone could get in big trouble for making an inocent mistake! Again it's sooooooo unfortunate that it has to be this way with narcotics with the pressure EVERYONE gets put under both using them (legally) and distributing them (also legally!) As we all know, it's the illegal activity which causes all the precaution and the problems that go along w/ it! It's a dam shame!
Just my 2 cents!
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Joie1
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   Posted 8/2/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Once...had hubby pick up my script of 30 hydrocodone...and then bro picked it up for me too. Ended up sending the second batch back...'cause that was just weird.
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
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uniquelyme
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   Posted 8/2/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate to admit but I never count anything...I should, but I don't. So if something ever happened at my pharmacy I wouldn't even know about it. Would I feel guilty? No, because how would I have known in the first place? Now, if they called me and asked me to count them I would...But other then that I doubt I would.

Me.

I think you were really honest about what happened...it's nice to have honest people around...

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Splashdancer
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   Posted 8/2/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I would return them also. I am just one of those way honest people - my conscience wouldn't let me keep the extra pills. Whenever I have had an opportunity to steal, cheat, whatever, I have always thought to myself that even if no one knew about it or caught me, I would know - and that's enough to keep me honest.
 
I wanted to add my 2 cents about counting pills. The pharmacy I go to has a sign that says to count your pills before you leave because they are not responsible once you leave the store. Ok, I get that. Well the other day, there was a woman in there who picked up 4 prescriptions - all pain meds. She went to the little side counter and proceeded to count out one-by-one each of her scrips - 240 percocet, 120 oxycodone, 90 oxycontin, and a box of fentanyl patches. I remember what they were and the amounts because she (loudly) repeated the info several times during the process of counting them. She lost count more than a few times - I left for a bit, came back, and she was still counting! It was a little bizarre. Now I have to add, I make it a point to never "pre-judge" someone - I know very well that many of us have "invisible pain". But am I the only one who thinks that is a whole lot of pain medication for one person? I saw no signs at all of any discomfort, injury, or bandages on this lady. Aside from the strange counting thing, she looked totally healthy, mobile, and agile. You would think if she had a condition that required that much pain relief, there would be some kind of sign of pain or discomfort. Oh well, sorry I digressed a little!

Joie1
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   Posted 8/2/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Splashdancer-

Fibromyalgia...invisible pain...person looks fine. She probably was in maybe a fibro-fog...can't focus for nothing and forgets where she was in the count. It's a lot of pain meds...but she may have been even getting them for a husband. You never know...maybe all the pain meds are what made her able to stand there in the first place.
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Splashdancer
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   Posted 8/2/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I hear you. I know how pain can be unseen - no one who looks at me would know that I have debilitating chronic pain. I just thought that was an awful large amount of pain medication, epecially since the oxycontin is controlled release and the fentanyl patches are more or less constant. I am in no way judging her, I just had never seen one person taking so much (they called out, "4 prescriptons for *Mary Jones*). And there are so many problems with prescription drug abuse here in Florida, it makes it hard for legitimate patients to get help. But again, I don't know this woman and I don't know her story.
 
Joie, I read your other post - I wish I had an answer for you. I know about the feelings of anger, rage, and hopelessness. I know what it's like to want to hit something, put a fist through a wall (or a doctor). We want answers that no one can give us. There are days that I live one minute at a time. I have no great words of wisdom. I know a punching bag helps me sometimes - but of course the pain in my gut stops me before I can get all the rage out. And then I usually throw my neck out. I am not trying to make light of your feelings; I just try to use humor in my own life to get through.

Joie1
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   Posted 8/2/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hehehe...I'd punch something...if I knew it wouldn't cause my hands to hurt like crazy. Soft tissue pain too. I heard there was a serious issue with that in Florida. I mean, crazy. Who knows. Maybe she sells the stuff. Some people are like that. I'd think the pharmacy would wonder about that much medicine being given to one person and would call. Who know...and with all the info. coming out about Michael Jackson too, there should be a stricter kind of eye on that kind of thing. Which is why I returned the 2nd bottle of pain meds I got. I knew there had to have been a mistake made.
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Allergies and Asthma my whole life
Depression after surgeries and illness of 2003.
Crohns Dx'd: February 2008.
Pentasa
Fibromyalgia Dx'd: July 21, 2009
Lyrica
Hydrocodone
Prenatal Vitamin
Allergy meds


Splashdancer
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   Posted 8/2/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
This pharmacy is pretty "strict" too. They now have a guard posted outside because they started having a problem with people doing actual drug deals right in the parking lot - right outside the door! I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself. I watched someone get their prescription, walk outside and up to a car that had pulled up. I couldn't see exactly what happened, but it was obvious the passenger handed the guy on the outside something and he received something in return! This is in a nice neighborhood, too. The next time I went, the guard was there. The upside is, I sure feel safe picking up my prescriptions!

PAlady
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   Posted 8/2/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
It does seem like a lot of medication, and there might be some overprescribing going on - and the patient may not even realize it (it actually is one of the good things about having some computerized monitoring systems like we do here in PA - it can be for our protection, too), but I really doubt someone who was getting this medication for diversion purposes would stand there and count it. First, they want to get in and out as soon as possible. They also have a pretty good idea from eyeballing a bottle if enough is there, and if it's the right medication. Most of them want to draw as little attention to themselves as possible while they're in a pharmacy - remember the cameras. And sadly, they probably can divert whatever they get.

I would tend to more feel sorry for this woman if she's not getting proper pain management, which can also include too much. But maybe she was picking up scripts for her and someone else, and they called her name because they knew she was the one there getting them.

Just where I'd weigh in on this.

PaLady

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   Posted 8/2/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I kinda agree with PA. There have been people even on this Forum who have posted that they were overmedicated. Some doctors just keep adding more & more medications, rather than replacing one with another. That's what happened with a good friend of mine when she got cancer. The doctor who was first treating her was an idiot & when she would complain that the meds were not cutting it, the doctor would just add on another one. Eventually, my friend hardly knew who she was. Finally, she switched to my PM & things got much better for her. She was put on a morphine pain pump & while there were side effect like sleepiness from that, it was 100% better than the crazy routine she had been put on before. I honestly have to wonder whether that wasn't this lady's deal -- that she was so heavily medicated that she could hardly count. I don't know, but I can't imagine a drug diverter caring that much about the exact number of pills in there. They could easily enough tell that there were a huge amount of meds that they were picking up & more likely would want to seem confident, like PA says.

But as a separate issue, we had the same deal at the pharmacy I go to. People dealing out in the parking lot. Now the police circulate there all the time & there are additional cameras & 2 blue lights out in the parking lot. I've never seen people get violent or anything, I think the police do it more to keep drug activity under control. What a crazy world we live in, right? I just don't even understand why anyone would want to feel out-of-it on purpose. What a horrible side effect! How many times do we have posts on here about people trying to figure out how to be MORE alert & focused. I guess I'll never understand.

wishing you all a happy day,
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   Posted 8/3/2009 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I think we are overlooking one important issue here. Even if the lady was getting her script legit, by what you wrote, it sounds like she was alone. Do you think she drove herself there? If she did. then certainly she would be driving home or to wherever when she left. Should she be driving if she can't even count? On the other hand, if she walked there and was going to walk home, after what you said about suspect people in the parking lot, supose one of these shady persons overgheard her counting and knew what she had, even with the guard, someone could easily follow her and mug her for her meds! I think the pharm should provide someone like her a private place to count her meds! I feel something very bad can or will happen to this lady if this continues! I live in Fla. too and have seen way too many bad things happen. Sad thet this is what it boils down too!
Just my two cents!
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shaw31
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   Posted 8/3/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Just had to add my 2 cents in about the lady with all the pain meds.  240 percocet, 120 oxycodone, 90 oxycontin and box of fent patches.  This to me as should be to anyone some sort of red flag whether its legitimate or not.  If she was picking all these up for herself and another then yes I can see it but I would not think one doc would write all of this.  I say its not all for her because there are repeats here.  The percocet and oxycodone are the same (b/t or immediate release meds).  Why two of the same (exept of course for the tylenol in the percocet) for the same person.  Does not make sense to me.  I get 90 oxycontin and 90 oxycodone a month.  THats it.  I have been having really bad anxiety lately and the only thing that has worked and worked well for me in the past is klonopin but my PM doc will not prescribe it because of adverse reactions with the pain meds I am taking.  I dont know.  I sometimes dont understand when I see all these meds docs are prescribing.  Maybe they are all needed I dont know. 

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   Posted 8/3/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Shaw,
I just know we're judged negatively so often as CPP's that unless it was something flagrant I wouldn't be judging the person getting the meds. If it does appear overprescribing, the pharmacists also have some responsibility, and can easily call the doctor(s) involved and check on this. That is part of their professional role. I guess when we don't know all the details I would tend to give the CPP the benefit of the doubt. And since this isn't something any of us know, there's not much we can do about it.

Pete - I agree it would be nice if there was someplace private to count pills, but hey, the whole deal seems to be out in the open these days! Some places worse than others - when they ask you questions and there are people behind you in line, etc. But as far as the counting - have you ever tried to count a couple of hundred pills by hand? I have and even at home I can get screwed up unless I can count out a batch at a time! LOL It's one of the reasons I don't even count them when I get home - too overwhelming! The pharmacists have devices and I think now in some cases computers that do most of the counting. Thank goodness! :-)

PaLady

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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Wow!!!  I hope that lady isn't browsing the web and happens upon our site...she would be upset that people are judging her because they think she takes too many pain meds...
 
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Methadone 120 mg. a day/  30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
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