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I think I posted in another discussion how I had been having trouble finding enough Oxycontin at my pharmacy to fill my script for the month.
Today it was the Oxycodone/Acetaminophen-10/325.
Now this is a large chain pharmacy, and we all know this drug is one of the most common ones they give for pain.
The pharmacist said that there are several reasons for this.
1. All of a sudden everyone and their dog is being prescribed this drug.
2. Corporate is limiting how often they can place an order for controlled drugs.
3. There was a hurricane someplace where there is a major distribution center so that is causing a problem right now.
They had enough to fill 1/3 of my script and she says she thinks she can order today or tomorrow so I should have them Friday or Monday at the latest. I mean it is fine as I won't run out or anything but it's just another thing to have to worry about every month. Guess I will have to give them a call a week before my script is due and make sure they can have enough on hand. I am already doing that with the Oxycontin. I also asked if that was going to work because it used to be the law that if you did a partial fill on a controlled drug, you had to fill the remaining within 72 hours or a new script would have to be presented in order to receive the remaining pills. She says that the law has changed from 72 hours to 30 days so I guess that is a positive at least.
I can't wait to see my PM Doctor next month and let him know that it isn't just the Oxycontin I am having trouble getting. He was less than thrilled when I told him last month about the issue and told me he was going to call a drug rep he knew and see if there was anything that could be done. They are the ones that said to give them a weeks notice and that has been working, just another thing I must remember to do.
Am I the only one having these issues right now??
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