7/29/2013, Walgreens pharmacists denying some pain med clients

http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drug-topics/content/tags/controlled-substances/walgreens-pharmacists-denying-some-pain-med-clients?page=full

One customer, a man in his 30s that WTHR said was diagnosed with a combination of multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and peripheral neuropathy, had filled his prescriptions without incident for 2 years at the same Walgreens location. He said he got quite a surprise when he attempted to refill his prescriptions.

“I couldn’t believe it. They actually threatened to call the cops. I’ve been a loyal customer for a long time, and all of a sudden, I was told to leave the premises or the police would be called,” the man told WTHR.

Since the man reportedly only had a 1-day supply of the Oxycontin he uses for chronic pain, he asked for his prescriptions back so he could take it to a different pharmacy.

 

“[The pharmacist said] ‘I’ve already started the process and now it’s out of my hands. I am not giving it back to you,'” the man told WTHR. “I felt kind of panicked and I told him, ‘I don’t think you can do that.’ That’s when he told me to leave or he’d call the police… I had no choice but to leave them there until he was able to fill them.”

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