Sorry, but I don't click on links that don't come from a reputable source...I don't know what "Pharmacist Steve" is?? There are many "blog" type websites which sounds like what that is....
I have a website that is the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy as well as the Controlled Substances Act .gov website and can't find anything that says the DEA is limiting controlled substances to 20% of all sales..
It is fairly rare that the CSA gets updated with an actual new law so if you or someone can find a link showing this was passed into law that amended the CSA then please show us.
The only thing I have found with a percentage is about
what a Pharmacy can transfer before they become a "distributer"....it's the 5% rule.
Mike, can you please show me where it states the FDA or DEA says how much of a medication a manufacturer can make? I would like to see the numbers for each type of medication. I can't imagine it would be an "across the board" number for every possible med.
Keep in mind that there are stocks of medication out there of certain meds. Like when the patent ran out on the generic Oxycontin medication and it wasn't made anymore, you could still get it at certain Pharmacies almost two years afterwards. It all depends on what distributer someone uses and where they get their meds. Larger chains can get meds from all over if they are "short" on something.
Now, I do know that for safety purposes, many Pharmacies will keep on hand only a certain amount of medications but usually make sure their long time customers are taken care of. My Sams club gets weekly allotments of their controlled substances but they base it on past and projected sales.
Unfortunately we get quite a few threads/posts where people are "hearing" things from their Pharmacist that just aren't factual and it's based on a personal decision by the Pharmacy or even the company that owns them. Unless there was a "raid" or some real trouble with this Pharmacy of the OP, the DEA does not just walk in going door to door of Pharmacies updating them on new regulations. That is all done by company memos and/or the Board of Pharmacies website.
Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 12/18/2013 7:32:25 PM (GMT-7)