i have a few prescriptions written by my GP. he is located in RI. i reside in MA. he's been my GP for the last 10 years. so who is this other guy's name on the bottle?? [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome
on Feb 5, 2014 -
What do pharmaceutical manufacturers get out of "assistance" programs? Why would they give away expensive products for free or at a drastically reduced cost? [more inside]
posted by corey flood
on Jul 15, 2013 -
How do i talk to my doctor about switching my prescription from Vicodin(hydrocodone)/Tramadol to oxycodone? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl
on Jun 8, 2012 -
I need to mail prescription medications from the United States to my son, who is doing student exchange in Brazil. How can I best accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by SomeTrickPony
on Feb 10, 2012 -
Stolen prescription meds (I assume). Drugstore manager is unconcerned, or he's in on it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 29, 2010 -
I'm prescribed 30mg of Adderall XR for my adhd. I was diagnosed and prescribed it from the psychiatrist that my job's health insurance uses. He says he can only prescribe it to me one prescription at a time.
My high co-pays are adding up and its becoming costly to have to go every time. My doc tries to help by giving me two scripts at a time (one with the correct date and one a month out) but I'm still shelling out a lot six times a year to get my prescribed medication.
I completely understand that Adderall is abused in the US and there needs to be controls on how its dispensed. I wouldn't mind going every six months so he can check up on me and monitor my use of it. Usually our appointments are 15 min chats about my mood and any side effects I may be experiencing. I'm no MD but that hardly seems worth an in office visit.
Has anyone else dealt with this issue? Is there a way around this?
posted by my_thai
on Oct 20, 2010 -
I am trying to determine the cost of keeping drugs that are available without prescriptions in other countries prescription-only in the US. Please point me towards any studies that have attempted to calculate this or data that might help me calculate it myself. [more inside]
posted by decathecting
on Sep 18, 2009 -
What do I do about getting my prescription medications while I'm staying in another country? [more inside]
posted by c_griffin
on Jun 2, 2009 -
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 -
Traveling to Singapore with lawfully prescribed prescription medication including antidepressant/antianxiety drugs (klonopin, wellbutrin, and paxil.) Is it sufficient to pack these in carry-on luggage in their original bottles? Is a doctor's letter necessary/recommended? (Nothing says overcautious like "mandatory death penalty.") Thanks.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 16, 2008 -
How willing would a doctor be to overlooking my illegal use of prescription medication in prescribing it for me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 6, 2008 -
What is the cheapest approach for an uninsured American to obtain a simple prescription for a hair-loss medication? [more inside]
posted by Auden
on Sep 19, 2008 -
A friend of the family urgently needs some medication shipped from Canada to México. [more inside]
posted by edmz
on Jan 7, 2008 -
What are some good online sources for pet medicine? Medicine from my vet is expensive, and I want to get the best price without sacrificing quality, service, or my dog's health. [more inside]
posted by kyleg
on Jun 25, 2007 -
Are MDs allowed to prescribe medication for themselves? If so, are there any limits on what they can and can't procure for personal use?
posted by cior
on Nov 23, 2005 -