Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)

Thursday

Beware of prescription drug auto-fills!




Prescription drugs are costly, particularly when we pay for medicines we don’t really need.

Enter the auto-fill.

A certain family member, who will remain nameless, used a smart phone to set up auto-refills for a prescription medication. Within a few months, the prescribing physician changed the treatment regimen and wrote out a script for a new medicine.

Picking up a prescription for another family member, I asked the pharmacist if we had any additional prescriptions ready to go. And we did. So, trying to be helpful, as mothers are wont to do, I purchased the prepared package as well.



Arriving at home, I learned that the extra prescription was no longer current.

But guess what! Pharmacies do not take returns. They can’t. It’s the law. Clearly, that’s a safety issue. So we are stuck with extra medication we will not need or use.

It may sound like small potatoes, but this is a prime example of a drug deal gone bad. Maybe I should rephrase that.

I think I feel sick. I wonder if I need a prescription.

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