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Old 07-03-2018, 16:00   #1
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See the way this works is diabetics don't get a prescription for needles because "you don't need one" then we have to go out and deal with these A hole pharmacists profiling us as drug addicts and turning us away.

All a learning curve.

I called one pharmacy and asked some questions and we got into a conversation and the guy tells me "we take an oath"


So I said you took an oath but if some brain butcher decides a a perfectly healthy small child who would rather run and play instead of sitting still for a boring teacher needs to be drugged you have no problem going to the big bottle of amphetamines (dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine sulfate mixed salts) and putting them in the small bottle with the 7 year olds name on it.

Then when the small child cant eat or sleep after being drugged in school all day with amphetamines gets an Rx for the next poison, like Risperdal (side effects Gynecomastia (growing breast tissue in boys or men) to cover the side effects of the first you use your oath on that Rx too.

"The doctor ordered it" Sounds like the Nuremberg defense to me dude. What about your oath ?

No problem giving a small child basically meth but a grown man almost 50 years old needs to prove it is possible to be thin have acne scars and not be an addict.


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So many of us have not had an issue getting syringes that it kind of makes me wonder what is going on.

Was this another Walgreens? Is it just the kind of neighborhood in which these pharmacies are located (the same way fancy stores ask to see less ID)? Is it a matter of presentation? Just seems odd that you're 2-for-2 on a request for a perfectly legitimate medical need.

And can your doctor "order" you a box of syringes?

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I would rather die on my feet then live on my knees.

I am going to play along and get enough from CVS till I can get all my supplies online. After I get my stuff bring by proving it with Lantus Rx and ID I am going to say F U and your profiling of me and walk out.

Maybe I will go to different places and make a hobby of putting these encounters on YouTube with walgreens CVS and diabetes keywords.

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Is it just the kind of neighborhood in which these pharmacies are located

Florida tourist beach town, people come here from all over the world.

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Maybe I will start calling police and getting police reports.

911 emergency.... Hi I am diabetic if I don't take insulin I will be dead before very long. I am at Walgeens CVS and need my supplies, they think I am an addict cause I am thin with acne scars and turned me away.

(They just want the addicts getting Hep C and Aids with dirty needles so they can sell drugs for those conditions as well)


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911 emergency.... Hi I am diabetic if I don't take insulin I will be dead before very long. I am at Walgeens CVS and need my supplies, they think I am an addict cause I am thin with acne scars and turned me away.
That's crazy - makes a no sense - I guess they don't have many customers who have diabetes.

If you really want to stir things up and I'm the type of person who would do exactly that if it happened to me. Make a sign and stand outside the store while holding it - the sign could read, "I am a Diabetic and this drugstore will not sell me any syringes. People with diabetes be aware!"

Now if you don't get shot or thrown in jail - maybe they will sell you syringes after that.

Just crazy - terrible!

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When I took Lantus after my quad bypass, I had the doctor write a prescription for the pen needles. I also take testosterone injections and had the doctor to write a prescription for the syringes and needles. I didn't need the prescription to get any of them, but my insurance covered them that way. They are inexpensive and the cost wasn't a problem, but a penny saved is a penny earned.

It really should be a no brainer, insulin pens or vials should come with all the necessities to administer it.

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Crikey! We really are lucky in Australia. Theres a National Scheme which you register for after you are diagnosed (that needs a doc's referral) and after that there is never any question about it. The other thing is that Australia does this thing called Harm Minimisation which means that addicts get their syringes and needles, all in the interest of keeping them as healthy as possible if they wont or cant give up their particular habit. ie, reduction of HIV, Hep B and C etc, and thus less spread into the wider community.

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I had to get syringes with needles when I was on a allergy program.

In Texas, you can get syringes without needles anywhere.....but to get syringes WITH needles, you need a prescription.

It's a lot easier and less hassle if you have your doctor call in a prescription for them, rather than having to deal with morons.

You could also write a letter of complaint to the CEO of the pharmacy store you go to. I found it helps a lot to go straight to the top, especially when you mention locations and names. All of a sudden, I get much better service.

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I encountered a moronic pharmacy clerk. My dentist prescribed Tylenol/Codeine after a root canal. When that wasn't helping the pain at all, he phoned in another Rx for Hydrocodone. When I went to fill it, the clerk said, "I don't feel comfortable filling two opioid prescriptions on the same day."
I said, "Your comfort has nothing to do with it; my doctor prescribed this...you can phone him if you want...I'm in terrible pain & I don't feel like arguing with you."
After calling my doctor, he filled it. I complained to the manager who said he would "have a talk with the clerk/doctor wannabe."

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