Pharmacist Refusing To Fill My Script Of Suboxone. What Do I Do???
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Jaime Says:
 
I wet to my doc 7 days early because of running out early. I took my new script to pharmacy and said, this is early so I won't be using insurance. My doc said you can call him if necessary. Well no one wanted to. They filled two per day for three days. On the third day I asked to fill the rest on insurance for the next day. I was one day early. When I called the next morning to have my daily two filled the pharmacy manager said no we won't be filling it for another 5 days. Go to the ER for your withdrawals but don't come here because I won't give it to you. Has this happened to anyone else????

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Peggy Says:
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This is the most honest post I've read! Good for you and you betcha it gives you your life back. Screw every ***** or judgmental hypocrite out there. It's just sad that people have to be humiliated and almost stripped of any dignity just to get through this life! I say it's too bad liquor isn't data based controlled...more people may think twice before high browing people.

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ChookyGirl Says:
 
It took me about three months of picking up daily and doing twice weekly urine anaylsis before my clinic would let me go on to monthly pick-up's...SO worth it though as I get to pick up at a chemist, they are lovely, speak to me like a human being and ask about my kids, job, life in general. I find if you act like a junkie, carrying on and making a scene, then you will get treated like a junkie...I know people here who are still using, so thats why they will NEVER stop having to pick up daily, yet they whinge as if it;s the system that's got the problem....so ungrateful and stupid. Still living like drug addicts, they should be booted off the system if they are not providing clean urines. Just my opinion though. I truly believe Suvboxone saved my life, so I am not going to jeapordise that by still using drugs.

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Tink Says:
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I don't think they'll run out because they now have a lot of people who lives have been saved. But I do worry that some States are going to run out . my place has people there who don't take them.. Hum! Also who abuse them, unfortunately.

What you are doing is how I STOPPED my first and only time. Sucks I relapsed after 89 days. But I do now take less, stash the rest and switch up the next month. Not many people where I'm at get monthly, you have to do so much before that. I made it! Now going to start coming down.

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PalaHdge Says:
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I believe I need to get off of them also. The state controls your dosage and I do not like anything having control over me, but they have saved my life! I took them at first for opiate withdrawal and then pain. I have been on them for around 8 yrs. or so.

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ChookyGirl Says:
 
Hey there, Oh me too, have been off for 7 years and tried many times to detox but it's just too hard....WAY harder than coming off opiates, that takes a week or two. I have heard of withdrawals from Suboxone lasting a year....obviously not the hard core symptoms but still just feeling yucky. This stuff saved my life too. I don't even drink, smoke or do anything anymore and I truly believe I have Suboxone to thank for this, however I would love to be off it. I just can't imagine myself as a 60 or 70 year old being on it...I'm 42 now...but can't see myself coming off it anytime soon either. Best of luck to you. By the way I am in Australia and from what I have heard we have it pretty good here, I pick up monthly (28 days worth) and I only pay $25. I have heard it's much more expensive in US??

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Billy Says:
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The expiration is a year but honestly it is probably years before it would lose even some of it's potency if any if stored in a cool dry place air sealed in its original packaging. But smart idea to rotate and stock pile. The pharmaceutical companies I honestly don't believe will ever run short on the ingredients for fear of the loss of Revenue. However due to the growing number of people that are on it the day will most definitely come where the government and the FDA start making it difficult to get just like they did with pain medication. I personally have been on it for probably 3 or 4 years and am desperate to get off of it but too scared to attempt it mainly because I truly believe it saved my life. Best of luck.

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ChookyGirl Says:
 
I am stockpiling my suboxone...I am scared that with the increasing numbers of people taking it that there will one day be a shortage. Am I the only person worried about this? I worry that the manufacturers will run out of the ingredients, that there will be a shortage, I think about it all the time!!! Therefore, I take the minimum amount I can get away with and stockpile the rest. They expire though, so be careful about that. I make sure that every month when I pick up (I pick up a month's worth at a time) that I then use up the older ones and save the newer ones. They have about a six month shelf life I think.

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PalaHdge Says:
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lol...right??? I am on 8mg Buphenoriphin and am allowed 2 a day, I only take one..

KEEP THAT TO MYSELF OF COURSE!! LOL

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BL Says:
 
Nana, all states have Prescription Monitoring Programs now. Almost all of them also connect to the PMP is neighboring states as wel.

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Nana Says:
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I hate to tell you but pharmacies in ohio run something called Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) which is a tool to track the dispensing and personal furnishing of controlled prescription drugs to patients. OARRS is designed to monitor this information for suspected abuse or diversion. I don't now where you live but I think it's in every state? They can see what you fill and how much. I have been on suboxone since 2010 for chronic pain and I get treated like dirt by some pharmacies but I report them to the medical board and I have had 2 pharmacists fired! That's right! I recorded what they said on my phone and had them say their names and spell it...lol! They were not so cocky after I started playing the recording back for them to hear! They about s*** themselves trying to back peddle their way out of the trouble I was going to cause for them. I am 59 years old and I have had serious surgeries and health problems and my pain specialist knows my history of addiction, which I was sober for 16 years before I had a heart attack, but treats me like a human being who has actual pain, not an addict. When I was in my rehab I was in there with both doctors and pharmacists that became addicted just like any other addict. Not that they woke up one day and said "today I think I shall become an addict" it just happens to the best of us before we realize it. These doctors and pharmacists that judge us patients trying to stay sober should have to go thru the same rehab we have been thru to see how hard we work to get sober and stay sober and then maybe, just maybe, they wouldn't discriminate against us or anyone? Good luck to you, God bless.

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Chookygirl Says:
 
Jerry, just to set the record straight, I was talking generally. Secondly, I have no wish to come and live in that bottomless pit of waste that you call the United States of America. No thanks. You can have that ALL to yourself sunshine. But, hey if my comments hit home to you, maybe they were directed at you????

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Jerry Says:
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Cookygirl I didn't ask you about how wonderful it is where you live. And don't tell me how I act like a junkie. Stay where you are because you wouldn't make it in the US

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circuapunk Says:
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That is f'ed up. I also live in Florida, but, I'm no rookie. My Dr won't even try to help me, not even if my meds were stolen by a robber and there is a police report. There is a sign in the office. He won't even ask the pharmacy to do anything because it would put him in jeopardy. Now, the pharmacists are all of a sudden more knowledgeable than a doctor. Give me a break.

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Bri Says:
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The same thing happened to me… And now I have to stay with this pharmacy for my meds but they always have them and no problems only with pre-authorizations my place is terrible ..

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Bri Says:
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Your prescription always comes home unless your place is a daily for IOP… Google Suboxone doctors in my area and you will find them also put for free because there are many that are free as well…

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Crave Says:
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Does anyone know how Suboxone is dispensed in Ontario? Can I take my prescription home?

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aroundtheblock75 Says:
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Some pharmacies back in the day put a sign on their from door simply stating "NO OXY"..it follows that these days some pharmacies would not carry suboxone/subutex. it is completely up to the owner or pharmacist in charge what products they stock and what drugs they will not stock. simply business. other reasons range from..Yes keeping "those people" out of their businesses. armed robberies of pharmacies for narcotics are not uncommon as well as burglary potential. In some parts of the country large voting groups simply do not want or appreciate the .gov in their business period..other locales want and appear to need extensive government involvement at any level in their lives..I live near an Indian reservation and the off reservation town that serves as accommodating their overflow population..these ppl are completely dependent on federal state county and tribal governments in order to be housed..receive special services..monitored..policed..and generally taken care of. I tend to need minimal government oversight in my livelihood..my business operation among other things..perhaps you could ask at your local social services or designated non profit agency who will fill your box script..it's entirely possible you could even receive a voucher if you find the proper people.

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Adele2016 Says:
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I agree ,its really made me feel like Im not worthy of proper care, that I am fully insured and pay full co pays and just a piece of trash on side of road,I have no negative history with pain meds or any other reason why Walreens or Walmart (one store) should have ever talked or treated and not refilled or refilled 2 weeks one one occasion except I dont walk in the door all bandaged up but if your were to see under my top are 2 major lumber surgeries removing lower spine (all hardware ) 34 procedures since then, ddeveloped Fibromyalgia,which makes all paun worse, then they took me off Suboxone ,been very sick and still had trouble getting those meds..it s horrible thing to think about the treatment Iv been given for things that are not my fault!!!!


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Billy Says:
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I am positive There are programs to help reduce the cost of the actual prescription. There are NOT any programs to help differ or reduce the cost of the actual doctor visit that I am aware of. If you don't qualify for the assistance with the prescription there is a generic pill form of Suboxone now which is about a third of the price of the name brand film. BUT you have to ask for that or they will probably automatically write you the name brand unless you request otherwise. Let me know if I can be of any help as I am always willing to help someone who is willing to help themselves do better. Best of luck.

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IttleBit In Missouri Says:
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Ok So I'm curious. I'm trying to find out if there is a program or anything to help with Suboxone? I had no idea I had Medicaid & had been on it since May 29th 2014. I only found out when I took my daughter to the ER one day in June of 2016 & they told us what her BCBS Insurance didn't cover Medicaid did. The next day I decided to make a few phone calls. Well that's when I found out I did have Medicaid. Tho they had it as a secondary & Had my insurance from when I worked at Kawasaki Primary. Mind you this was in June. Well I go to get my meds filled last week only to find out as of 9/30/16 they had stopped my Medicaid. I never got a letter. I called them and was suppose to hear something back within 10 days. Still nothing.

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