Re: ADHD and not so nice pharmacists
I am really saddened to hear of your experience. I notice a trend in my profession based on ignorance, fear and lack of life experience. Insurance issues are one thing (Iluv sent good advice- doctors can write rx to take care of those issues) but pharmacist attitude makes so much difference. As I see it, patients come to us for care and for compassion and not to get judgement and attitude. I am sick of hearing coworkers make judgements about patients because of a prescription for a controlled substance. If you leave the pharmacy feeling that you have not been treated with respect and caring, report that staff person to their company office or website or phone number. This is a trend that we have to fight- and I am in this fight with you. We have to fight it for ourselves, and for millions of patients with ADD, cancer, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, traumatic injury and all others. This fight is as important as all the other needs requiring a change in our healthcare system. Maybe check out the law through state and federal Controlled substancdd acts- don't let pharmacists tell you that something is illegal when it is not. We are required only to have a legal prescription (Date, drug name, your name, signtature, etc) and to fill the rx "in good faith" but we are not required to limit quantities or early refills when approved ! Too many young pharmcists are afraid to fill a control prescription but they themselves do not remember their law courses and are to lazy to consider your individual case and what your therapy regimen requires with things such as dose adustment. I am so sick of hearing "that person's addicted" just because they have more than one rx in their profile - even with cancer patients on their deathbed. We now have an overabundance of pharmacist, and many can't get a job. I believe pharmacists must first be caring and if they can't, they should do socmething else and some other pharmacist would be glad to have their job. we. Take care.