You signed a Pain Contract agreeing to not receive pain meds from any other dr, along with other conditions for your pain management. It is your responsibility to go by the contract, not the ER drs.View Thread
If the dr isn't her regular dr, get an appointment with her regular dr and go and talk to him. One dr can't tell another how to prescribe for patients. But, he may be able to look at her medical records at the rehab as a courtsey. There is a joint commission that is suppose to look into patients not having their pain managed in hospital settings. But, I'm not sure about Rehabs. I can't think of the name of the organizations, but one of the regulars here should be able to. Although, it won't do your mother any good because it takes too long. But, it may help others.View Thread
There are no Federal or State Laws that require drug testing for chronic pain patients on pain meds. Although drs often tell their patients that it is required. It is suggested, but not required.View Thread
A pharmacy be out of Percocet for a short time. But, I haven't heard of anyone who could get it for an extended time frame. You need to call the pharmacy you deal with and ask them if they carry whatever med you choose and if they believe you will have any problems getting your rxs filled if you change meds.
On the Norco, effective October 6, 2014 that will be a Schedule II. Drs will no loner be able to give refills or call it in. You will also have to see your dr at least once every 90 days. Your dr can write you 3-30 days rxs for it. But most drs perfer to have you come in every 30 days.View Thread
I'm not sure what you think has happened here that is illegal. It may not be right, but that doesn't mean it is illegal. The only way anyone is going to get a subpoena for video footage is if a actual crime is committed and there is reason to believe that the video footage has it captured.
If you're referring to what the pharmacist said about your prescription and possible medical condition, you need to know the specifics that are required. You may want to read All the detail and everything that is required. The pharmacist stating your medicine or medical condition isn't enough, more is required. What happened to you happend countless time every day at pharmacys. It may not be how we would like to see situations handled. But if it were against the law, it would be all over the news in every state.
The OP asked for advice. If she just wants people to make her feel better about her husband not being able to get his meds increased that is something else entirely.
I could have said, well just try another dr, they will understand. Of course he won't have a problem finding a dr who will increase this very strong pain meds to higher and higher doses. No dr is going to allow their patient to suffer.
When someone asks for advice, that is what I give them. They may not like it, but they didn't specify they wanted advice that would just make the feel better and not be reality in the real world.View Thread
77Grace, drs continuing to increase the dosages of these strong meds is changing. The drs are are learning that it takes more than pain meds to adequately manage severe chronic pain. They are also learning that continuing tp increase these dosages higher and higher is not the thing to do. And in order to leep the dosage low, non medication pain management has to be used. This may not be every dr now, but it will be. And finding a new dr who will keep a patient at a high dose is something else that is changing. The OP's husband needs to get a copy of his medical records and read exactly what they dr wrote about not increasing the dosage. Any new dr will have to get those medical records before treating them with any type of pain med.View Thread
hate_you_all, you're right about acting like drug seekers. And people asking for stronger meds is one of the reasons chronic pain patients are having a hard time finding drs who will treat their pain. But, all these people want is for the drs to increase the meds. They don't want to do anything that would decrease the meds they need.View Thread