Why Do You Kill A Prescription If Only Get Few On Schedule 2 Drug In Louisiana

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Devin Moore Says:

I would like to know the laws on a Physician in Louisiana being able to Fax a Prescription to a Pharmacy for a Schedule II drug. I gave a neighbor a ride to her Dr.'s appt. and she needed to fill her scripts however she was a few days early so her Medicaid Coverage stated that it would not be covered until 4 or 5 days later. With this knowledge she chose to simple pay for 25 of them and by law "Kill" that original Script and therefore losing 35 out of the 60 prescribed! The Pharmacy stated that her Dr. could fax the remaining of the script and when the Medicaid Fill date came around she could then have the remaining tablets filled. "I FIND THIS ODD DUE TO THE LAWS THAT GOVERN CONTROLLED MEDS SCHED. II ESPECIALLY. IF ANYONE KNOWS LA. LAWS ON THIS PLEASE LET ME KNOW..THANK YOU!

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Verwon Says:

No, that is correct and is the way it's done all over the U.S. due to federal law.

Since you're talking about a schedule 2 controlled substance, she's actually lucky that they let her pick up any early. The pharmacy doesn't have to allow that on any of them and her doctor also didn't have to give her an early prescription for it. They can both require that someone wait until the very day it's due to get it filled.

There are even many that can't be faxed in, they must be the actual physical prescription carried in to the pharmacy for many of them.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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BL Says:

You have to get the rest of the partial fill within 72 hrs or you lose it. This is Federal Law as well as Louisiana and other state Laws.
The dr can only fax a Schedule II if the dr and the pharmacy both have approved software. This is Federal Law in all states.

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