I've read quite a few pharmacy-related questions in this thread so I'm posting it here. However, mods: If this can be handled better elsewhere, please shift.
This is actually a hypothetical (it really is) question that I've been wondering for quite awhile now.
Let's say I see my doc today and get a hand-written prescription. What if I forget to fill the prescription because I already have enough of that medication from the last time I visited the doc.
If I stumble across the written prescription in six months, can I take it to the drug store and have it filled still? What about a year down the road?
When is a script too old to be filled?
Does this change when the medications are scheduled? Does it even matter?