I have practiced medicine in a Mississippi town for 16 years. For the first time ever, a Walgreens pharmacist refused to fill a schedule 2 controlled substance for a patient.
This individual had a written prescription in hand, signed by me and the prescription was entered into his electronic medical record. The pharmacist refused to fill it and offered no legitimate reason. The patient left in pain and shame and went elsewhere to receive courteous service. I requested to speak to the store manager and the district supervisor.
No one has called me. If a pharmacy can speak directly with a physician and verify the authenticity of a script and then refuse to fill it for no logical reason, that pharmacy does not care about patients in pain, and the humiliation of being turned away when they need help.
Patients in Tupelo,MS should select any other pharmacy in town. Walgreens will not be cooperative with your healthcare provider.
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