Posted 8/15/2021 1:09 PM (GMT -6)
I have gotten my vicodin filled for years without issue (disabled with 30 conditions), never had an issue. Then suddenly, pharnacies were being allowed to let their personal issues decide when and how my pills were filled. Then the ridiculousness of the opiod crisis. I understand addiction issues are awful, but adding HEROIN addiction (already illegal) data to your prescription opioid data just to make it sound worse is just wrong and should be illegal itself.
Now, my sleeping pill, zolpidem has been moved to class 2. I have one CVS pharmacy suddenly saying the prescription itself has "fill at 30th day only" on it. 3 times in 6 months this ran me short so no sleep. Yet when my doctor called it by accident to a different CVS, those words weren't on the script. Unfortunately,, now they are playing the 30 after pickup, not fill date, game. My insurance has informed me that they go by fill date only. FDA goes by fill date. Pharmacies can pick an choose an arbitrary date that is nowhere to be found on the bottle... just their computer. They are also telling me they, the pharmacy itself, (not my insurance, I checked) are tracking how many "extra" days I have gotten and will cut me off those days after I reach 7.
So, I can legally call in a script 2 days in advance (being disabled, I need to arrange a pickup), but if I actually get them 1 or 2 days early, at some arbitrary date of their choosing, they will simply without my meds for a week.
The worst part is they get away with garbage like this. My husband drove the half hour each way to pick it up on a friday last month after he picked our granddaughter up from her school. The pharmacy says he picked it up on Sunday. Since it is he said vs their computer... they win.
Pharmacists should not be allowed leeway to decide if and when a script is filled. The FDA laws, The doctor, and your insurance should not be allowed to be overturned because a pharmacy/pharmacist wanted to.