I've read some stuff recently about it getting increasingly difficult to get prescribed opiates/opioids in Florida. I'm going to be visiting a family member there from July 30th through August 7'th, and during that time I will need to get my rx filled for #150 30mg Oxycodone IR.
I have a pain management contract with my md, and have to use the same pharmacy for all of my medications. I am sure HE won't have any problem with me getting it filled out of state, especially considering my pharmacy is a giant chain.
My question is- Do you guys think the pharmacies THERE may refuse to fill it? My family member in FL said that a friend recently went through a very hard time getting her pain medicine filled, but that's kind of a "he said, she said" deal. I searched online about FL and Oxycodone, and it didn't look very promising. Apparently some places aren't even allowed to keep any forms of Oxy in stock!
I'm wondering if it's better to ask my MD to allow me to have it filled early to avoid any hassles I may run into in FL? I have a great relationship with him, but naturally, it's possible for him to see a red flag. In the past, I've had to get my fentanyl patches early due to adhesion issues, but that's a bit different.
Basically, do you guys think I should take my chances in Florida, or use up one of the few "free passes", so to speak by requesting an early fill?
Thanks for reading, and for any input you may have. Hope everyone is having a good & relatively pain-free