On May 3, 2013… there was a post on Jim Plagakis http://www.jimplagakis.com/?p=6203
The basic story is about – what I believe – describes what is going on with WAGS and patients that need control meds for legit medical needs.
It would appear from this posting that WAGS/DEA or some sort of “bean counter(s)” has plugged some numbers into their spreadsheet and determined how many controls a particular store should be dispensing.
It would also appear from this post that the WAG’s RPH… was subject to some sort of audit… during which his attorney was not permitted to be present and the results of this audit has been classified as “confidential” and will not shared with the RPH and or his/her attorney.
I have revised my website http://www.steveariens.com/
I am going to put my experience and services out there for anyone who wishes to sue any entity that is causing or potentially causing harm to patients.. especially those who suffer from “subjective diseases “, I will be on the Plaintiff’s side of the court room. It is all outlined on my website. I will assist pts in appealing their denied claims from their insurance companies… stats indicates that approx 50% of all denied claims on appeal will be approved.
I will work with RPH’s to properly document and develop a process with which they can use to establish a “paper trail” of wrong doing by their employer.. that is/could cause pt’s harm/death, while protecting their job. If you capitulate to the demands of your employer.. you are the healthcare professional… it may be decided that you have the legal/moral responsibility to provide/fill these legal Rxs. If you have not objected to the mandates of your employer.. how are you going to defend yourself… against a charge of denying care/service ?
IMO.. there is going to be a growing number of lawsuit over denial of care/service… The genesis of this .. appears to be the corporate entities and/or the DEA .. but the RPH .. is going to be caught in the middle of this “war on patients”… and if they are not careful.. will become the “ground zero” by patients trying to get their needed therapy.
IMO.. we are being placed in a potentially no win situation…but … capitulating to edicts of your employer… you are also capitulating your professional responsibilities.
As Will Rogers once stated If you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there – Will Rogers
Just refusing to fill these legit prescriptions… may not completely exonerate the Rph from being part of these up and coming lawsuits.