Florida Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance Standards Committee announces a public meeting

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Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Board of Pharmacy
The Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance Standards Committee announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Monday, August 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Double Tree Hilton, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
The hotel phone number: (954)427-7700
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Issues associated with patients filling prescriptions for Controlled Substances.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: The Board of Pharmacy at (850)245-4292.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 7 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: The Board of Pharmacy at (850)245-4292. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued.
For more information, you may contact: The Board of Pharmacy at (850)245-4292.

2 Responses

  1. Steve, I hope you will be there as I am a RSD/CRPS patient for 15 years. I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator, have multiple nerve blocks, and I also, take a controlled substance for the management of my pain. I am going will the intent to address the problem of some pharmacists practicing medicine without a license. I have had my prescriptions filled at the same Walgreen’s for over a year when one of the pharmacists. Who in the past has watched the pharmacy manager fill my prescription, told me I would have to wait the 3 days before the pharmacy manager came back, I asked him why and he threatened that he would take the prescription and see to it that I never got my medication filled again. I reported him made numerous web site complaints. I am trying to help teach these pharmacists that they have a duty to help in the treatment of chronic pain and not to judge or to play doctor. I would prefer they ask what I have let me help educate, but, DO NOT humiliate me or threaten my health. Thank you for your understanding and as my Walgreens manager you are a true health care asset.

  2. If I could afford the time off, I’d go Steve. Even though I’m in California, I feel like this warfare on chronic pain needs to be addressed wherever it occurs. I am surprised to find that the Florida board appears to be a bigger set of of tools than the one here in California. I always thought that our board had the monopoly tunnel-visioned stupidity and lust for power, all in the name of public safety of course.

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