The war on prescription drug abuse in Lee County has shifted in recent months. Some pharmacists now refuse to fill pain medication prescriptions for patients believed overprescribed by some doctors.
Such patients are upset over the refusal to fill what they say are legitimate prescriptions. Pharmacies counter that they have a responsibility to make sure they are not contributing to pill mills.
Come 1-1-12 my doctor will no longer be able to write scripts for anything more than Tramadol for his chronic pain patents. Now I read this about the pharmacies and wonder if I'll even be able to get my last script of Oxycodone filled I get tomorrow. I was going to taper and stop taking.