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I have a script of NORCO that I need filled only 4 days early. Can a pharmacy in Michigan tell me I have to wait the FULL 30 DAYS even though I am out by tomorrow morning? What is the law regarding this? I have no insurance, pay for it out-of-pocket. All of a sudden this new pharmacist is getting ugly! 3 or 4 days early, what's the big deal? Does anyone know the legal end of this here? Welcome comments, please.


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How is your rx written? Do you get #90 and the rx says 1 pill 3x/day? Or 1 pill every 3-4 hours? If, for example, you are rx'd 90, and instructed 1 pill 3x/day, I suppose that they could make you wait the full 30 days, but I don't believe that they have to. Someone is just being a jerk.

Pharmacies ARE given leeway as to how to dispense a refill. Insurance may make you wait a full 30 days, but even they usually have a couple of days leeway.
 
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I "think" there is a "window" for some days early, BUT also think it depends on the particular med. I have gotten my Benzo, couple days early for a trip to Denver, BUT, (and my pharmacist is a super nice guy) but cannot fill my Methadone til exactly 30 day's. Thus, it is not via a whim, or individual policy from one pharmacy, depends on your state, and laws, calling and asking is your best bet.
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In Tn., my Local pharmacy can fill it 4 days early, and in Ms. it's 5 days, and my online in Chicago it's 5 days, with or without insurance.
 
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BTW: Like you, I pay out of pocket, stay far away from Walgreens, they are a MAJOR rip-off, talk to folks and find out where your cheaper, little "Ma and Pa" pharmacy is. I pay $100.00 for X 240 Hydro- $30.00 X 90 Methadone- $16.00 X 60 Valium, with Xanax slightly higher. (my Hydro are Watson's, but Mallies are just as good, I just like my lemon yellow's. a personal quirkSmiler
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hi Dnick,
the pharmacy that we work with is willing to do a 30 day refill at 25 days, so I think the individual pharmacy can have different policies....sounds like that one your dealing with is being more cautious with controlled substances ~or~ the pharmacist might be a jerk - but.....is there any way to get it transfered to a different pharmacy in your town?
Sorry to hear you'll be short, hang in there!!
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My doc wrote it for 300 tabs: 2 every 4 to 6 hours. Not to exceed 10 per day. But, I only needed to get it refilled 3 days early. No big deal. I ended up changing pharmacies over this. A different pharmacy took all my scripts over and the new pharmacist that was being nasty is probably going to be in trouble for losing my business. I have lots of scripts. New pharm even less expensive! Worked out ok now. Thanks to all!


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Good Job DNICK!
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BY THE WAY: It was NOT Walgreens! I hate that place. It was a Mom & Pop place that took over my meds tonight - right away. The other place was a smaller place too, but they had a new pharmacist who was being a jerk. I was told that any individual pharmacist has the right to deny refills any time frame they want because it is THEIR license on the-line. Well, I don't think 3 days would be a problem, but this lady just had it out for me, I think. She didn't know my medical history and current problems. But, it's people like that I WISH would get RA and multiple spinal surgeries with unrelenting pain afterwards from failed surgeries. THEN they could get a taste of what it's like! I shouldn't wish that on anyone, but not EVERYBODY is a JUNKIE just looking for a HIGH. I really NEED the meds for pain. Yes, I am addicted, but there is a difference between ABUSING a pain killer and USING a pain killer. I do not take them to get high....hell, I wish I could get high still. Been way too long since those days!! LOL! Thanks for all your help out there! I have the problem solved for now. Hope my 76 year old doctor stays alive for awhile! Will MISS him if he gets sick! I need a backup doctor! LOL! dnick


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I must have a jewel of a pharmacy..I have my schedule II meds filled up to 7 days early, even with insurance.

It all depends on the pharmacy, pharmacist. I dunno what to say. I am on a 28 day schedule and take as directed and been a customer for over 2 1/2 years and never ever a problem.

Glad you got it worked out though.




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DNICK, I am glad it all worked out for you, that's great. My pharmacist had explain to me they can 4 days early, because of my insurance, and he also went on to say that they don't want people to run out, so it allows time for them to get the meds, if a holiday is coming up, etc.

Yes, Kat, I think you must have a great pharmacist and insurance, good for you, too!!

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Now THAT is good customer service! When a Pharmacist understands that you don't want to wait until the very LAST MINUTE to get your refill and will fill it just a few days early. What the heck is wrong with that? Why should anyone have to wait until the last minute as a paying CUSTOMER? Besides, sometimes you get sick and vomit up meds...sometimes you go out of town and need them a little early...whatever. Why do some have to PLAY GOD with you?? If a Pharmacist fills any script a few days early upon request, then that is good customer service...that's it.

No one should fear for their pharmacist license! That's what the doctors who prescribe the meds get paid for and have all that insurance for! Plus it's the doctors' responsibility to do bloodwork to check your liver functions and whatever, not the pharmacist. I would like to know of even ONE pharmacist who lost their license just for filling a script a few days early as long as it was a valid script? Some of them just have a GOD Complex. BAD Customer Service.

The Mom & Pop owned stores are the best places to go, and you get the best prices. But, Walgreen's and CVS are trying to buy them all out! One by one, they are offering the owners' a lot of money to sell their store & customer base. Damn shame.


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Hell yea DNICK I checked out your profile saw you also love birds do you have any kids?ages? Well my phamacy let's me slide 2-3 days if I'm lucky, What about scripts online? anyone know?
 
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No kids. Just a bird sanctuary, 1 PUG-Chihuahua and two cats. Love them all!!! Keep the HAWKS from eating my FINCHES and Woodpeckers, though. Let them have the morning doves, only because I know Mother Nature has to feed the Sharp-Shinned Hawks too...can't fight that. Just can't bear to watch it, though it happens right in front of me when I least expect it.

Online pharmacies seem to be even more strict, as far as I'm concerned. But, others probably know more. My friend gets them online and they won't fill the script a day early than the refill date. I don't know if it's 25 or 30 days, but the refill date is THE DATE. No soooner. Take good care, Whoa-Is-Me! Hope you have a better year this year...ME TOO! That was my slogan in 2006, but I'm trying real hard to dump that one now. Use SAGE Smudge Sticks and Sea Salt to get rid of NEGATIVITY in your house. Say Prayers while performing the "Cleansing". I think it works! There are books about it...or info online about it too. Then your new slogan will be SO-IT'S ME! YES!


Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.

- Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre"
 
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Totally OT, but Dnick..you and Shamansmile should get together. You both seem to think alike.

Look for a post by David..he spends some time in AZ..are you in AZ? I am too, at least PT of the year.




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