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Update by user May 15, 2013

I have lived in the area for over 30 years. The other pharmacies wanted me to have my M.D. prescribe me 10 (TEN) additional non-narcotic medications in order for them to fill my Rx. I believe this is a form of extortion and a conflict of interest for a pharmacy to make such demands.

Chronic pain is a serious, debilitating condition that requires strict, supervised care from a medical doctor. I have tried numerous alternative therapies to manage my pain without much success. My M.D. has my x-ray films, my blood work results, my biopsy results, my nerve conduction results, and my entire medical history.

For a pharmacist to deny his written orders for my medication because I fail to meet certain undisclosed criteria is beyond unprofessional and unethical conduct--its criminal!

Original review posted by user May 14, 2013

All of the Walgreens Pharmacies in Pasco County Florida have refused to honor my valid prescription for pain medication written by my Board Certified Medical Doctor. Other pharmacies such as CVS, Publix, and Sweetbay have also refused to fill my script. Walgreens used to consistently fill my medication; recently however, a Walgreens pharmacist told me that I do not meet certain criteria to have my pain medication filled. The pharmacist would not reveal the criteria, stating that it was against Walgreens’ corporate policy to speak about that with customers. Even though the pharmacy had the medication in-stock, I was denied because I did not meet their "secret criteria." I am in excruciating pain, and suffering withdrawal symptoms because I am forced to suddenly stop taking my medication--one of the warnings that are stated in the literature that accompanied my prior scripts.

The only solution I can think of is initiating a class action lawsuit against Walgreens, et al. I have contacted Morgan & Morgan (http://www.forthepeople.com/contact_us.htm) and urge anybody who is having a similar problem to do the same. They may be reached at: 877-667-4265.

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Anonymous
#1301140

I hate Walgreens and the judgmental *** they are.I have not only scoliosis, 4 herniated discs in my neck and back but a brain disease called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which causes my brain to push itself through my spinal canal.

I was refused my medications 38 pills 15mg Oxycodone I have been taking for 2 years since my auto accident to maintain my pain until my doctor clears me for brain decompression surgery. I will be calling Morgan and Morgan and joining with you. They denied me because I pay cash welllll after researching my information no I only pay cash for the rest of the amount due it's been billed to an insurance this whole time! I will not go running around stores to get my medications I will get it from Walgreens as I have been!

I am dealing with their corporate office now. As for the comments of him being a pill head.

Well I see you need some help to your probably addicted to coke and don't get your meds ligjtmately!I've noticed the ones who seem to judge and call names usually have an addiction themselves.

Anonymous
#1140576

you're a pill head

Anonymous
to Anonymous Miami, Florida, United States #1220239

That's sad to say the least .

Anonymous
#1088508

Once you are profiled, I believe the script becomes marked. This is real, and believe me, unethical.

Anonymous
#1069455

I would like to join this class action suit for walgreens pharmacy discrimination. I'm jeffery kuper in Jacksonville 904 994 7492 my cell number.

Anonymous
#1013195

As a pharmacy tech at Walgreens, we only deny a prescription if :

1: we do not have it in stock, in which case we usually offer to find a store that does

2: or when the insurance company (not us) flags it as a refill too soon or duplicate rehabilitation.

We are not trying to ruin your day, we are legitimately just messengers.It makes me absolutely sick when people like you stand there and complain about not getting your oxycodone in under ten minutes when you have filled three norco's and a oxycontin in the past week.

Even if we could do it (legally speaking, I mean) it takes a very long time to do the appropriate paperwork and to open the time delayed safe that houses these Controlled narcotics. This is not Starbucks, we're handling substances that can kill you if we rush it. Take a breath and stop *** just because you can't get your second oxycodone of the month.

Remember that we aren't trying to inconvenience you, we only turn you away to follow the law.I'd prefer my job over making one addict happy, thank you very much.

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1028411

As a tech you can't fill this script anyway, and what gives you the right to say someone is an addict, your basically just a souped up cashier.

Anonymous
to Anonymous Jamestown, New York, United States #1088491

I think the major problem is the entire medical industry has turned legitimate pain management into a picture of drug trafficking.Sixty percent of Americans suffer with chronic pain.

Until you ok or a loved one faces the issue, you may have no real understanding nor empathy for people suffering what you cannot see. People who have chronic pain are NOT addicts. They are dependent upon the medication to function, or pain would leave them bedridden or minimally able to function. Have great difficulty doing things like bathing, preparing food.

We must be patient with one another. Explain to the patient why the script cannot be filled. Understand it is not the tech, but FDA regulations.

But most of all, disease is not equivalent to a crutch or someone seeking to get high.They just want the right to exist.

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1088786

You have a terrible attitude.I hope you lose your job you pompous arrogant ***.

You are what's wrong with Walgreens. No one's talking about people trying to fill multiple scripts in a week. We're talking about once a month per our doctors orders, doctor wrote the script, who are you to deny it?

You are a cashier, save your judgments.

Anonymous
to Anonymous Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States #1220333

Anonymous as a pharmacy tech at Walgreens why do you feel it is reasonable or responsible as a professional to lie ?I understand that pharmacist our under a higher up do to the fact that Walgreens just settled 80 million $ settlement not to mention the deal they made with the DEA about cracking down on chronic pain care Clint's using a Secret system known as the good faith dispensing .

I don't understand how they lie to people and yet they expecte for anyone to trust them with their health care ?I can't speak for anyone else only I'm afraid that pharmacist our becoming our doctors and that's very Serious considering they don't have the education of a doctor ...........

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