Your doctor won’t need to carry the script to the pharmacy, just give you a physical, signed copy rather than call into the pharmacy.
It’s all about reducing the level of opiate addiction.
I just spent a couple months working on a story on local heroin addiction. Almost everyone started out with a doctor’s prescription for an opiate painkiller.
Some just stole their parents’ pills before getting hooked, but most had legit scripts, paid for pills, then started with heroin because it was cheaper.
Interesting about the purely economic reason for going to heroin.
Can you put a link up to your story?
I think this change will make it more difficult for people who truly need the drug. It could be a huge hassle when you’re already struggling with your health. Drug addicts will always find a drug. If new laws prevented drug abuse, we wouldn’t have drug abuse.
Once again. The non-abusers are paying the price.
Yeah, great. When I lived in the UK....we had to go to the doctor’s surgery to get ANY script and pay a fee. Nothing was ‘called in’.
Gonna be great for my elderly parents who I’m helping take care of. Mom is on a reg dose of hydro and is on a walker while my step-dad is in the early throws of dimentia. I’m already burning up the roads, as it is, hauling kids around.
Right, so all I have to do is go by his office and pick it up, 30 minutes wasted. Then go to the pharmacy and waste another 30 minutes to get it filled or, more likely, schedule a return trip to pick up the medication. And for what?
Its all about reducing the level of opiate addiction.
Oh, yes, that. But I have a legitimate use for the drug. How does this extra rigamarole reduce anyone's opiate addiction? If it's so damned dangerous outlaw it like Schedule I drugs. Otherwise it's just BS.
I just spent a couple months working on a story on local heroin addiction. Almost everyone started out with a doctors prescription for an opiate painkiller.
Oh, boo, hoo, you're killin' me.What're you going to do, outlaw prescriptions?
Send treats to the troops...
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