By Anonymous - 28/01/2013 21:18 - United States - Fayette
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12- In some places, they won't release narcotics over a fax (or photocopy). I had this problem after I had emergency surgery. Goddamn discharging doctor (who wasn't my surgeon) gave me a photocopy, and the pharmacy wouldn't take it. It took four hours to sort out, because that doctor had left, and somehow DIDN'T FILE the stupid original, so they had to get a whole new doctor down from Gynecology (where they were delivering a baby, so they were extra fast...) to check to see that YES, I was post op, and YES, I was supposed to have narcotics. The doctor is being unprofessional - pharmacies can't release the drugs without a prescription. Maybe the fax failed, or got misplaced.
My doctor calls in the prescription, but if it fails I still get prescription notes that have his signature so even if something gets misplaced, they still have the ability to fill my script as it is enough proof that I am supposed to have them, but it takes a considerable amount of time longer for them to sort out the pills for some reason
Wow. Just tell your surgeon to call in the order for the meds again.
The doc can't just write another prescription for a narcotic (assuming it is a narcotic and not a NSAID) like it's no big deal because all scheduled drugs are strictly controlled and monitored... Which is also why it's such a huge damn pain in the butt to get another one if you lose yours.
Why can't one of them just be mature and concede their mistake and actually get you the medicine you need? I'm sorry you have to go through that, OP.
So it really is impossible for them to just redo the order since their both talking to each other. This explains A. Why Humans won't last much longer according to Charles Darwin, and B. what's wrong with today's medical system.
If only natural selection applied to human beings... We are the only species that defy natural selection (though not entirely) due to our ability to manipulate our surrounding. We care for the handicapped in our society, we treat those with illnesses, etc so natural selection, to a great extent, doesn't apply to us.
Completely unrelated but why does the doctor call the pharmacy? Over here you get a sheet of paper with the prescribed medicine and show it to the pharmacist, end of story.
Its not just where you are. Im guessing that when OP left the surgeons office, the receptionist said they would call in the medication or told OP to call if there were issues. Now OP is stuck in between a rock and a hard place, but at this point, I think OP needs to find a ride to go pick up a physical prescription (unless its after hours). Its horrible regardless! Feel better OP!
Depends on where you are and what the med is. My hydrocodone is faxed in, when I had to take oxycodone, I had to bring a hard copy, and I believe it was also faxed or called in. Its to prevent addicts from scamming for narcotics. Makes it very difficult for those who actually need it.
8 years of medical school and they cant solve a thing like that. Just sit back and watch them act like idiots, laughter is the best medicine. But seriously I hope they sort it out soon.