Is This The "Norm" For CVS?

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hmmmm

 The first few months of this year when I switched over to WMART pharmacy they told me they did'nt hold scripts until a shipment came in.  More then once I missed out getting scripts filled...sometimes up to a month.  After I tried to fill it monday and no luck I was later looking in  my wallet for the script....they kept it.
 
    I called yesterday to see if they had it and got a rude response " we told you to come back friday and check on it...and yes they had my script.   

      I dislike dishonest people.

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Script keeping . . .

It is my understanding that a pharmacy is not allowed to hold your script unless they can guarantee delivery within 3 days. I have been told this by at least 5 managing pharmacist. Goat, you are getting the shaft . . . Q

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I've been reading the comments the past few days, and I hate to see that you are once again having issues, Goat. I agree with what  Quincy said, I am firmly against pharmacists having "final say" over anything- period. I remember when I received my health insurance packet after I enrolled, which detailed all of the common sense things to do to "maximize your healthcare". One of those bullet points stated, and I am paraphrasing here, to always be prepared, and always keep a two day supply of your medications in a safe, dry area, in the event of an emergency such as a Tornado, Hurricane, Blizzard, or Floods that prevent you from getting to your pharmacy on time.

Quincy is also correct regarding the amount of time a pharmacy has to fill your prescription from the time they take possession of the paper the script is written on, but this "rule" is more of a business rule to prevent a pharmacy from holding your prescription hostage, and not allowing you to take it elsewhere if they do not have your prescription in.

Does anybody have any idea as to how we, as legitimate chronic pain sufferers, can bring awareness to the pain these pharmacies are afflicting on presumably millions of people everyday? I know that a pharmacist has the right to refuse to fill medications that he/she believes are being diverted or abused, but why in God's name does a call from the prescribing doctor not clear this problem up? I believe that if a pharmacist truly feels that he/she should not dispense a medication, why not have the patient sign a release, stating that we, the patient, will not hold the pharmacist liable in the event that we overdose or have any other health issues arise as a result of taking the medications that we are prescribed. Especially for people like Goat, who has been taking the same meds and going to the same pharmacy, for 12 years! To hear what Goat is going through actually disgusts me. Unfortunately, I believe that when we take the time to write a letter to the company president, the people in charge of screening his/her mail just say, "Oh, another drug seeker unhappy with our policy. Tough", and throw the letter away.

The real "War on Drugs" is being fought against people like you and me: normal, ordinary people who are responsible patients, would not dream of diverting their medication, and are in severe pain on a daily basis. Those of you who have been around the boards for awhile know my stance on illegal drugs, and I have always been a proponent of the DEA, but they have gone too far with their current operation. I agree that pill-mills should be shut down- they are a nuisance to society, and put not only patient's lives at risk, but the lives of those who live around these pills mills in jeopardy due to fiends willing to rob, steal, even murder, just to get the money to get their fix.

The War on Drugs has become an absolute joke. Here in Indiana, especially central Indiana where it seemed as though [filtered word] houses were popping up at an alarming rate, our legal system drew up laws that required a person to show ID, sign a log book, and the police would check these log books every week to look for people who were purchasing excess quantites of a certain over the counter medication. Now, roughly five years later, the state has determined that the program, while successful, was too costly to continue. So, the state tells the county that if they want to continue the program, they will have to do so with their own funding. Needless to say, that program went away rather quickly, and it was actually doing some good. So, now that [filtered word] is not the hotbed drug, they always retreat, and regroup, and go after doctors and patients who are in pain. The very people who need less pain are being subjected to even more pain, thanks to our broken justice system.

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I've been on pain medication for a long time now since 2004, I've had to deal with various issues when it comes to pharmacies and pharmacists acting rude or treating your script as if you made it up yourself or you don't fit the profile for someone who would need those types of medications, I think it's a bunch of BS, I'm new to this site and I've ways read what others had added to these really cool sites and have learned so much with the information they have added. I'm currently on #150 5x per day/ 30 MG IR Oxycodone I go from either acties or the Quallys but don't mind either one, I've had a lot of pharmacist turn me away because they didn't think the script was valid and the doctor office was closed or he was not in so they could not verify and in turn left me to WD it hurts! But I've been going to CVS and I haven't had a problem and have never seen a sign like the one you see at this IND CVS, the only time I have an issue is when I go to the other CVS closer to my house than the one a little bit further that I regularly attend for all prescriptions when I have trouble. You get a bunch of weird people who don't know you and don't see you as a familiar face that automatically think your just some dope head trying to get high. But have no idea your sciatic nerve is killing you, your disks have bad hernias and a few new replacing due to tares. They just always assume and yeah their trying to save their own *!&!@ and I get it but if you look at someone's past visits and see that it's the same medication same dose same ole same ole why trouble him/her especially when your WD it's the worst and they see you in pain you just wish you could trade shoes to make them realize, I'm sorry you had to see a sign like that. That's discrimination to the ones in pain like ourselves that don't do it to abuse it but to release our relief and tuck our pain.

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Good post PLO . . .

Discrimination is against the law of the land yet it is not applied to CPs. Just because Goat likes to wear a cool long beard has nothing to do with his Rx.

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 Picked up my BT meds about 7 pm friday.  7 days late.  I want to point out that I was with the same pharmacy for over 12 years till this year when they stopped filling my drs. scripts.  I am not  in the mood for responding right now..thanks for the replies.

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I know the feeling . . .

Thanks for the update.

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this is downright APPALING

this is downright APPALING what these God complex pharmacists put CP thru i mean its bad enough ur in horrible constant pain but do they REALLY have to give u a hard time just filling ur meds which r OBVIOUSLY legit!!!!!!!! i USED 2 have the same problems with those rotten chain pharmacies and all their idiotic careless cruel rules and stupid beyond belief regulations!!!!!! i said %?#$$ this n i startd goin to mom n pop pharmacies n omg i was treated how CP patients should b treated it didnt matter if it was the 25th or 26th day outa my 30 day supply they not only filled it n let me pay cash 4 it cuz my script ins. covers them on the 27th or the 28th day then they told me 2 keep the receipt n come bak within a couple days n they fully refunded me..n when they dont have the full amount of my script they give me whatever theyve got in stock and have the balance delivered overnight so i can pick it up in the AM.....they even deliver it to me if i want them to....theyve gone above n beyond 4 me n all their patients!!!!!!!!!!! now idk if all mom n pop pharmacies r like this 1 that i go 2 but it couldnt hurt 2 try!!!!! even tho the opiod agreement says go 2 1 pharmacy i explained to my dr that their behavior was horrendous n he agreed that its ok that i go 2 the gr8 pharmacy i currently go 2 now....soo i think u should def do that and when it comes down to it ur the person in bad pain and u have rights too dont let them just pull the "old DEA excuses on u" research the laws in whatevr state u happen 2 live in and now ull b a step ahead of these heartless bastards!!!!!!!!!!! i hope this was some help 2 those of u whove experienced the same BS!!!!!!!!!!

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response 2 quincy

I have been discriminated against more times than I can remember just because I wear my hat backwards and I have on expensive jewelry nice clothes gucci n ferragamo belts with nice air Jordans on which r $250 n up ez n some of the ahole pharmacists actually said u look suspect go somewhere else but if I was black they wouldn't dare say that sh*t 2 me they'd probably gimme the scripts a week early n 4 free lol.....I'm forced 2 send my 65yr old mom in n she has no trouble usually but this is all prior 2 when I found the good pharmacy I always go 2 now.....so u just gtta find that good respectful 1 n stick 2 goin there NEVER go 2 those despicable chain pharmacies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Discrimination is against the

Discrimination is against the law, but if you look around you can see it is only pursued when certain groups are the ones being discriminated against. I completely disagree with this but unfortunately if you fall in a group deemed as "bad" by the politically correct groups of the day then it's okay. The biggest problem is that there is this huge unfounded pc idea that pain pills are the devil. All this despite the fact legit pm patients aren't selling/abusing/etc their meds. In the end all the rules only effect legit patients after all criminals don't follow the laws they are criminals. You wanna toss criminals in jail fine but don't punish us because someone else is a criminal.

 

Marc