A patient who has been prescribed a particular medicine for many years may begin having trouble getting it filled. This could be happening for a number of reasons. It could be an issue of Supply and Demand — the medicine is simply out of stock. Or maybe the pharmacy is having trouble getting the medicine from the supplier.
A hypothesized reason is that this has to do with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s crack down on the illegal drug trade. In their efforts to keep people from getting these drugs unfairly, they may have unintentionally made it difficult for legal prescription users to get the help that they need.
Some pharmacists report that suppliers simply don’t distribute medication in the amount necessary to distribute them to everyone who needs them. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration only allows suppliers to have a certain number of narcotics at a time. This leaves them in the unfortunate position of having to turn away people who really need the drugs once they run out.
This may even extend to doctors, who cannot prescribe opioid pain relievers as easily as they once could.
One way to combat this is to work with an independent pharmacist. That way, you’ll know that you’ll be working with someone who knows you and the medicines you are currently prescribed. With personalized service, you develop a relationship with your independent pharmacist. You also get the added value of contributing to the local economy by working with a local business.
Dr. Rob knows how important your health is to you. That’s why he is at the pharmacy every day. You can find Dr. Rob at Meds Direct Pharmacy right behind Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. And, if getting to the pharmacy is a hassle, Meds Direct offers free delivery to your home or office.
Work with the best—Meds Direct Pharmacy.
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