SCARY AS HELL for chronic pain patients. Read this if you take narcotic pain meds or if you are a Walgreens pharmacy user.
Walgreens patrons across the nation told Eyewitness News their prescriptions were being delayed or denied because of a new pharmacy policy, but Walgreens would not tell them what the policy is.
WTHR has obtained an internal document the nation’s largest drug store chain has been trying to keep secret. It reveals why Walgreens is now turning away some customers and refusing to fill their prescriptions.
“We were told patients are not supposed to know we’re using [this],” said pharmacy technician
Walgreens’ one-page checklist must be used by its pharmacy staff each time a customer presents a prescription for a powerful narcotic. Oxycodone, Methadone, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Morphine, Fentanyl and Opana are included on the list of Walgreens’ “target drugs” because they are all highly-addictive controlled substances that government regulators have placed in a high-risk category for prescription drug abuse.
According to the GFD checklist: a pharmacist is required to…
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