I was trying to get my prescription filled for pain medication. This use to be a simple task, walk in, get a smile, read a magazine or shop while,wait and pay.
I was hit by a drunk driver 15 years ago. Since then I have been on pain medication, mostly so I can keep working to take care of my family. The pain in so excruciating I can barely walk. I cry everyday.
Since around September 2012, it has been a living *** just trying to get the medication filled. One pharmacist told me to *** on a stick when the pain got bad!! Anyway, each month I go from pharmacy to pharmacy only to be told to wait a week, come back next month or try to get on something else. I went to my doctor and got on something else.
I cannot get the something else filled either. Not only that, the pharmacists have begun to treat me badly. I lost my insurance two years ago at work. One pharmacist looked at the script, looked at me and asked if I have insurance, I said I did not.
She ask if I had $1,200.00, for name brand, I said I did not. She said rather loudly, "YOU DON'T HAVE INSURANCE?!!. Again I politely said no. All at once she threw the prescription back at me, hitting me in the chest and bouncing off.
It landed on the floor and I could not bend over to pick it up. I was in tears until another customer picked it up for me. I have a friend to is a wonderful person but looks a bit rough, a true Harley-Man. He told me he actually cuts his hair and dresses up just to get his prescription filled, hoping for some compassion from the pharmacist each month.
What has happened to human kindness. When did the pharmacist start to practice medicine. The misuse of drugs and pill mills has caused this industry to loose prospective. Their job is to HELP, CARE, and yes, make money.
The pharmacists should be the first on the band wagon to demand more drugs from their distributors so they can fill for their patients. I am happy to disclose my medical history to any pharmacist if it helps, but why? And I am sorry to say having experienced this past year, it doesn't help. It may be time to get off the meds and apply for disability so my movement can be limited.
It's sad because I really love working. The Sr.
Pharmacist was informed of the prescription throwing incident and nothing was done, not even an apology.
WHAT POWER, SHAME ON YOU.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walgreens Prescription Refill.
Monetary Loss: $118.