I took a prescription to the Ft.Oglethorpe, GA Wal-Mart Pharmacy to be filled. The pharmacy manager, Tony Travis, told me he would be unable to fill the prescription (even though I had filled the same prescription at a wal-mart close to this one) because: He would need to verify the prescription with the MD (reasonable), He would need to speak with the MD and find out what diagnosis I had to justify the prescription (semi-reasonable) and He would need to discuss with the MD the different meds and treatments I had been on in the past that didn't work in order to justify this prescription (totally unreasonable and untrue).
When I questioned this pharmacist about this "requirement from the DEA" he stated "The DEA requires me to verify your past medical history and all the different drugs you have been on in the past that led up to you being placed on this medicine, and since its after hours and your doctors office is closed you are just gonna have to wait." I asked him if the DEA requirements were limited to just this medicine (percocet 10/325) or all pain medicines he said "all c-2's". Why would the DEA care what I was on prior to percocet? As this problem occurred the day before Thanksgiving I had to wait until Friday the 25th before making some calls to verify (or in this case discredit) the information. What I would like to know is this: why not tell the truth?
Why lie to your customer? Whats going on that a person cannot get a legitimate prescription filled? I see where we as a society are going with this and it's a slippery slope we are navigating. First its pain meds, next anti-anxiety meds, then anti-depressants and soon all meds with be dispensed by a government controlled pharmacy.
It will start out as a "pilot program" and will be labeled as "temporary" control.
We all can be assured there is nothing so permanent as a "temporary" government program. So you pharmacists just keep on telling your tall tales-and I will exercise my right (while I still have it) to use a different dispensary.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Prescription Refill.