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Can I get a prescription from my doctor for a urine drug test?

Can I get a prescription from my doctor for a urine drug test? I quit smoking marijuana ~25 days ago. Before quitting I smoked once or twice everyday. I ordered some dipstick drug test off the internet and started testing my urine after 5 days of not smoking. About 7 days ago the tests started coming up negative. I'd like to get this confirmed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Can I ask my primary care physician for a prescription for one? If I do, will he get the results and report them to my insurance company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me understand the link between drug side effects and delivery mechanisms.

Is a transdermal patch or topical version of a given prescription drug any less likely to cause side effects that result from taking the oral form? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 - 4 answers

I Want A New Drug

Is there a dictionary of prescription and OTC drug names, which has an open license or can be licensed cheaply? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Yes, please, take my money.

Prescription drug pricing wtf: Compared to last month, this month I got 50% more milligrams of an antidepressant, but had to pay 200% more money. The only difference is the pills were smaller, and so there were more of them. I don't understand what's going on here. [more inside]
posted by frankly mister on Mar 8, 2011 - 16 answers

No, really, I'm better but did my brain trick me?

DrugFilter: Is Xanax still "good" after two years? And secondly, how long does it last in the system? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Dec 24, 2010 - 11 answers

When will my patent-expiring drug be generic?

Zyflo is a drug that makes my nose and lungs work better. It's currently ridiculously expensive, but the patent's running out. How can I find out when someone will make it generic? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Nov 12, 2010 - 9 answers

What's a good downer?

What's the modern equivalent of Seconal? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Apr 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Drug Disposal

I know that when medicine expires or is no longer needed, the best way to dispose of it is to take it to a local pharmacy with a disposal program and hand it off to them to take care of it. But that gets me to wondering - then what? [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Jan 26, 2009 - 12 answers

How to not be treated like a criminal at a pharmacy

My pharmacy screwed up on my Xanax prescription, and I'm afraid they're going to hassle me for what might appear to be drug seeking behavior. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2008 - 22 answers

"Quarelin" painkiller in the USA?

Is there something like the Hungarian "Quarelin" painkiller available in the USA? [more inside]
posted by redteam on May 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Prescription Drug Rebate Filter

I'm looking for coupons and rebates for prescription drugs from the drug manufacturing companies. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Jan 31, 2007 - 5 answers

What's with this inverse correlation?

I recently increased my dosage of lamictal from 100mg/day to 200mg/day. I was prescribed 100mg pills, whereas before I had 25mg pills. For a month's supply of 100mg/daily in 25mg units, the bill sent to my insurance was over $500. For 200mg in 100mg units, it was just under $300. Why would more of the active ingredient cost less? I know the difference in pill count can't account for that much of a differential. What's the creative economics here?
posted by jammer on Sep 21, 2006 - 8 answers

What is being done about high prescription costs?

The high costs of prescription drugs is often reported in the media, but what is currently being done about it? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott on Mar 24, 2006 - 12 answers

Medicare drug plans

I need to pick a Medicare drug plan for Mom. Is there a resource that explains the plans in relatively easy to understand language?
posted by sandra194 on Feb 16, 2006 - 5 answers

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