The Cvs Pain Police

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Jd Says:
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CVS, a company involved in scandalous behavior in the past is now going to dictate policy on pain meds and prescribing. I urge all pain patients to contact your public officials to not allow this company to now play god with what is prescribed to you superseding your doctors orders and for many patients to file litigation against this company and the CDC or any other governmental agencies that allow these criminals to become your doctors and set the rules. This organization cannot be allowed to set the rules when it comes to your healthcare. They have again overstepped their authority and this latest fiasco shows how they have no regard to patients who need these medications for quality of life. Trying to take medication from people who need it is criminal. Just google this company and see how many times they have been involved in behavior, it's insane. This company should not enact any type of policy. I'm ashamed of the media who carry their messages and any politician in cohorts with this company should be booted out of office immediately. Again, I urge you to contact your officials about the pharmacies who attempt to tell you what, how many and when you can take your meds. Total insanity. " In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the United States, pharmacy giant CVS announced Friday that it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy. The new pharmacy program will also limit the daily dosage of pain pills based on their strength and will require use of immediate-release formulations before extended-release opioids -- intended for severe, long-term pain treatment -- are dispensed. The changes will roll out February 1 and cover all commercial, health plan, employer and Medicaid clients. " [1] [1] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/22/health/cvs-prescription-restrictions-opioids-bn/index.html Editor's note: News article quote and citation added

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Tse Says:
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Walgreens has had a policy that allows its pharmiats to decide for themselves if they will fill a prescription. Go to the consumer affairs website and complaint. I did when this appended and complaint to your doctor. They are not trained to treat us and over ride our doctors.

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Poo Says:
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I will hurt CVS in their pockets and not get ANY scripts filled there ever again. They have lost me and my family’s business.

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Vorder Says:
 
What's really behind all this opioids rant is more MONEY for the politicians to play with. OD problems have been going on ever since the first one was manufactured. The drug companies will be coming up with some sort of opioids replacement drug and it'll probably cost $200-500 more, maybe higher than that. ALWAYS ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY!

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Deborah Says:
 
Poo (# 2) --

Let's do more... NO business of any kind. I'll never enter a CVS again!

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Me Says:
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Deborah (# 4) --

This was on the ballot when we voted, so this subject shouldn't be a surprise. You can contact whom ever you choose, but if this is happening in your state, the majority rules.

It will be a pain in the butt and very inconvenient, but I think it's a good idea. Nobody can take extra meds, be short at the end of the month or have people new to strong meds to OD.

The only thing I see wrong, is having someone picking up your meds if you are unable to.

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Big Mike Says:
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I have already encountered this at a CVS. I had been on the pain meds for 17 years and it was not early, but she said.." I'm not filling thos" It appears people want to do away with opioid dependence but don't want to actually deal with the issue in a safe manner that is safe for patients. Their attitude is go crawl in a gutter and die!!! I live in the fourth largest growing city in the nation and our detox clinic has 16 beds. And with no insurance they won't even take anyone unless you have $20,000 or more bucks. The big pharma knew this would happen with Oxycontin so they need to finance facilities and help. But for the millions of people that suffer in pain every day....CVS staff needs to take a little trip in our shoes. MTL.

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Pissedoff Says:
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Me (# 5) --

Who are you to say this is a good idea? Because you are not in chronic pain every day that nothing that they do with surgery shots or otherwise do the job like they say. It's just putting us that are in chronic pain in deeper debt with the high cost of surgeries and injections. Did you ever think that the medications is the only thing that will help get you through the day just to be normal working or doing normal things? The medications are there for a reason, if they didn't want people to take them they shouldn't have made them. If you want to take the legal out of prescription drugs and take it to the streets, that's what you're going to get. That's what's going to happen. There are not enough prisons now because of people having to go to extremes to take care of their pain if you people take legal prescriptions away. You need to figure out who is getting the prescriptions illegally. They want to fail the drug panels and just go to a different doctor. What about the people that go by the rules & take their prescriptions who do not come in for early refills or do not fail drug panels? Sick of this s***!

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Mina Says:
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Hey AMEN I was in a car accident years ago and the only thing that helps me is An opiod pain medicine. I am under the care of a world renowned pain management doctor. I am sorry that people abuse these. For the million of us to get pain relief from them and use them correctly how dare you CVS. When it says MD next to your name instead of just pharmacist then Then We'll talk



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Me Says:
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Big Mike (# 6) & All

Besides it being inconvenient, what is the big deal to get your meds filled every week?

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Jd Says:
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Poo (# 2) --

Great, I also will never use their services or purchase anything from CVS. I will spread the word to all I know.

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Linda Says:
 
Me (# 9) --

The big deal is you will need to return to your doctor for any prescription for pain meds. What is that going to cost? Who will pay for all of these doctor appointments? You will or the insurance company and that won’t be good.

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Tommy Says:
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Jd (# 10) --

This is like a gold mine for other pharmacies that will get all the business that CVS will be losing, spread the word

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Pissedoff Says:
 
Since when did CVS become a dictatorship? Only me and my doctor are supposed to know about my condition and what he is trained and schooled to prescribe for me is supposed to be between us. CVS is in the business of filling prescriptions for drugs that my doctor ordered. They are opening themselves up for a legal suit if they try to modify prescriptions. They are not physicians.

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sweet pea Says:
 
Eight years ago my husband got cancer. The doctor prescribed a tonic, liquid. I took script to pharmacy and he said he wouldn't fill it. He said he shouldn't have to. I went to cancer clinic where his doctor was and had it filled there. I had been with that pharmacy for years and was shocked he wouldn't fill percription from doctor. Outrageous.

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Sam Says:
 
Pissedoff (# 13) --

The CVS in my area stopped carrying oxycodone 3 or 4 years ago.
Sam

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Big Mike Says:
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Me (# 9) --

Uhhh. For one thing and the main thing. Money! To pay a Dr. Weekly instead of monthly when you don't even have money for rent or groceries, it is a huge deal my friend. And as I said in my quote...when your in so much pain every day you can hardly walk or do anything....oh sure it's just inconvenient...Right? That's why I said walk a mile in our shoes. Maybe God can give you four herniated disc and a numb or lame leg for a few years and then see how YOU feel about it then.

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Big Mike Says:
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Pissedoff (# 13) --

Uhhh. For one thing and the main thing. Money! To pay a Dr. Weekly instead of monthly when you don't even have money for rent or groceries, it is a huge deal my friend. And as I said in my quote...when your in so much pain every day you can hardly walk or do anything....oh sure it's just inconvenient...Right? That's why I said walk a mile in our shoes. Maybe God can give you four herniated disc and a numb or lame leg for a few years and then see how YOU feel about it then. CVS has competition.

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Me Says:
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Big Mike (# 17) --

Bull....Doctors would still give out 30 day Rx.and Pharmony will fill weekly. And FYI I am an opiate tolerate, now pain management patient. Who still suffers, at times just to breathe.

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Sandra Says:
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They will end up going out of business. Think about how much more money they are actually making from co pays so now someone spending a 40 dollar a month co pay now times it by 4 if they will only do 7 days. I changed pharmacy.

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BL Says:
 
The new CVS Policy is aimed at those being prescribed opiates for the first time or for acute conditions. A number of states already have a law stating those prescribed opiates for the first time or for acute pain can only receive a seven day supply.

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