Healthcare Deniers are multiplying like rabbits ?


This came my way from one of my readers that saw this posted on another “health forum”.  It  would seem that “healthcare deniers” are multiplying like rabbits in perpetual heat.. As I have said before and what a representative of CVS Health told this pt… they leave it to the lead pharmacist to decide when meds will be filled.  I know of no chronic disease therapy that suggest a “two day drug holiday/abstinence ” every month. IMO… until someone sues one of these healthcare deniers for denial of care, pt abuse and other issues… the “rabbits” are going to keep multiplying 🙂

I am sure this is a common problem all over the US but it is new to me. I have 42 different prescriptions each month. I am newly diagnosed with MS 40 yrs since the first symptom when I was in college. but have been diagnosed for 10 yrs that it was fibro. and many diagnoses that weren’t right.

I am a nice customer. If they fill the med on the date on the bottle, I can’t be trying to find my receipts to see when hubby picked it up much less 2 days after. On everything. Some I have been on for over 25 yrs. . Since they (my drs) have me on way too much stuff, I rely on my pharmacy to make sure they are filled on the day ordered. I have stayed at this CVS for over 25 yrs when they were with 2 different chains before going to CVS. I had the same 2 pharmacists and assistant for all of those years. I stayed because of the volume and controlled codeine would make a different pharmacy suspicious. 2 yrs ago, my 2 pharmacists left due to illness and the sweet girls who helped left too. The lead pharmacist told me at the time that I would probably like a different pharmacy considering the team that moved into their store.

I am now progressive with my MS. I can no longer drive so my Hero (who has a fulltime job) has to go and pick up meds at some point each week. My clonazapam was to be filled on July 6. I called the pharmacy to make sure it was ready. I was told I had to wait until July 9th because that was the day my meds were picked up. Not the fill date, the pay and take it home date). I called again on Thursday and the girl told me it couldn’t be filled until the 10th of July (the next day.5 days after the the filled date on the bottle.) I spoke with the lead pharmacist yesterday it had not been filled but that she would fill it then. I was then told that CVS has a new policy where they no longer go by the fill date but it
would now be 2 days after the picked up date. I can no longer handle stress. My brain is being destroyed by my body fighting itself. I never once have ever requested an early script. In 2012, the pharmacy and the drs. office messed up and on the 4th day without it, I was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. The drs there said I could have went into convulsions and died. I called CVS corporate offices in another state and that man told me on Friday that they leave it to the lead pharmacist to decide when meds will be filled. A couple of months ago, another pharmacist there told me I am on a 32 day refill program. What??? I do not know what to do. I spoke with the one at CVS and I told her my insurance told me to change to another pharmacy. Do you have any idea of what a new drugstore will think if I transferred all of the pain meds and all the rest? My pain level stays at a high 9 on the pain scale and that is with the meds. .

I did it anyway. One day a couple of yrs ago, my CVS was out of stock for my codeine cough syrup. I have a rare lung disease also. (don’t ask). She called Walgreens and the lead pharmacist told me then if I wanted to change, she would take me.

I do not do well with changes in my life so I decided to try to stay with my CVS. I have problems every single week. They are not filling my prescriptions for several days. I am out at that time but I have to depend on the only family I have. My sweet hubby, to go and pick them up. So I called the walgreens and she remembered me and said she would get my records sent over. She called back a few minutes later and said she had spoken to the pharmacist and now she has the “whole story”. The one I have fired told her that I go days without picking up the scripts.I tried to tell her that wasn’t true but she wouldn’t listen and told me they have the same picked up date for the next mth policy. I waited 6 days on my anxiety drug this month before she finally filled it Friday but my husband couldn’t get there until yesterday.

I do not want to cause problems but isn’t it wrong to make a patient wait 6 days on a med that almost killed me 3 yrs ago when they didn’t fill it? I called my dr also and they told e to change. But now the new one is saying her policy is the same as CVS. She said I have to be out of my medicine before they will fill it. Who else can I call or write to see if they can do this to me and other chronically ill patients ? Please help me. Thank you for listening

2 Responses

  1. This is wrong. I’m not sure how to go about but its bull . I feel horrible for ppl in this situation, there are many. We need justice. I personally stay away from Walgreens and CVS have always declined to fill anything for me controlled substances anyway..

  2. This is the MOST BS policy I ever heard of and IMHO yet another bogus excuse of ‘I’m not comfortable filling that” She should find a mom and pop place or a grocery chain to fill her meds and stay far far far away from CVS and WAGS as possible. If they billed these to insurance on the FILL DATE then they are sitting there in the pick up bin but will not be released until the last pick date….then technically isnt that insurance fraud…if they wont release it to the patient in a timely manner, but yet they have already gotten paid??? Also the ONLY date on the PMPD is the FILL DATE…the pick up does not show up on the PMPD so I dont know where theses pharamcists are getting telling the patients the pick up dates are showing up on the PMPDs…they have to physically go into their computers and and see when they were picked up,, the state systems do not know and do not care….they only care about filling dates

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