1. kara

    What is it with Walgreen’s anyway? Some time after I had my surgery, the doctor wrote a script for Darvocet which ended up to be not appropriate, so he wrote another for Norco about 2 days later. My insurance company didn’t like that, so they wouldn’t pay. So (since it is so cheap and I was in pain), I said I would just pay for it. They actually told me that it is illegal for them to do that. Now, at the beginning (right after surgery) I had 2 percocet scripts 1 day apart which I filled with another pharmacy for convenience sake. The insurance wouldn’t pay, I asked to just pay for it, and they said OK and filled it. The same thing happened with another pharmacy regarding the Norco (the one that Walgreen’s wouldn’t fill). Why would 2 other pharmacies do something illegal? I believe Walgreen’s is just full of sh*t. If they said it was against their policy, that is one thing. But to just blatantly lie is another. I am still considering writing them a nasty letter about their employees lying to people. It is unconsionable! If I had believed them, I would have had to go to the ER for the pain while I waited for the insurance company to believe enough time had passed between pain scripts. At that point, I might have sued them for the cost (and pain & suffering of course – ha ha) if I found out later that they were LIARS!

  2. kara

    This is probably not related much to your post, but is there any real difference between Subutux and Suboxone? I’ve read that Subutux can be abused if you shoot it up, although I can’t imagine why anyone would do that. Other than that, though, does it matter which one you take? My doctor gave me Subutux to take after I stopped taking the pain killers after surgery. It was about time for a refill of Suboxone, but I didn’t realize it at that time. When I looked at the Subutux script, I noticed that it was for 60. I don’t want to ask for a Suboxone refill since I have 60 of these. Is it OK to just take these instead?

  3. seekingserenity

    I stupidly ran out of my suboxone a little to early. In the 3 years I’ve never done that before. I went to the ER and the doctor wrote me a proscription for 12 days worth. Enough to last until I see my doctor again because he’s out of town. I took it to Walgreens and he wouldn’t fill it. Then he kept the prescription. So now I’m out until my doctor gets back which is now 9 more days. I don’t want to relapse. But I’m really scared. My husband is deployed and I have a 4 and 3 year old. I know it’s my own fault. But it’s not like I do this all the time. I’ve never failed a drug test and I’ve never misused. I wish there was more of an option for emergency situations. I also called every suboxone doctor in the area. No one can see me this soon. I’m really scared. By the time I see my doc I will probably be almost over the w/ds. I’m wondering if I should just quit.

  4. Ouch—- the doc should have SOME provision, for covering when he’s out of town…. there is nobody taking calls for that doc?
    I wonder what the pharmacist’s problem was…. any doc can prescribe Suboxone for PAIN, with or without special certification. I question whether that pharmacist had the right to keep the script; I would consider looking into the matter– perhaps with the pharmacist’s boss, to at least see what right he/she thinks he had to do that.

  5. Lori

    I have gone to pain management for years and I decided to use Walgreens bc it was right next to my place of work. So, I took my script of oxycodone, which I am prescribed every month for 2 years, to Walgreens and when I came back to pick up my medication the Pharmacist said that he would not fill it and he kept my script. Luckily my doctor was really nice about it and gave me another one the next day. There was no problem with my insurance, I wasn’t filling too early, and the prescription was legitimate. The only reason the Pharmacist gave me was that he did not think I should be on that medication. I have a reconstructed shoulder made out of my hip bones. I had 3 major surgeries and it took a year to recover. Not only that but I had gone to the doctor every month for two years. I don’t think it is legal for them to do that. I don’t know for sure though. Needless to say, I have never walked into a Walgreens again after that. I have also heard stories of other people getting their scripts taken by Walgreens Pharmacists in 4 different states. MY advice…DO NOT FILL YOUR SCRIPTS AT WALGREENS!!

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