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Arriving at home, I learned that the extra prescription was no longer current.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