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originally posted by: DerekJR321
This is why I find this situation strange. I am in a "rehab" program. I had a big problem with pain pills about 6 years ago. It's a long story but basically started out as a legit thing, then ran away. I know that this is not what YOUR issue is. I'm just using it as reference. I've been completely off pain pills now for 4 years.
So long and short of it, I was on Suboxone for a few years. Now I am on Bunavail. Both are S3 drugs used to treat opiate addiction. In "my" mind that sounds more serious than Adderall (I believe that is what you are on?).
Here is why I bring this up. I have to be urine screened every 2 months. In the beginning, sometimes I WOULD come up dirty. Other patients do too. For things like pain pills, heroin, etc etc etc. Those are major hard core illegal drugs.
And yet... the doctor doesn't drop us. They re-dose, and re-schedule a 2 week follow up to re-check urine. These are HARD CORE drugs in some people who were HARD CORE addicts. And yet the doctor doesn't just up and drop us. If you come up showing you don't have any suboxone or bunavail in your system.. they do question you. But NEVER drop you. They also NEVER question the "level" of the drug in your system. As long as it shows.. in ANY quantity, its clear. Every human being metabolizes things differently. What may stay in your system for 3 days may clear mine in 24 hours.
My point being... your doctor sounds extremely shady and I wouldn't be one bit surprised if he/she/they were under some form of DEA investigation. Or had been at some point. After some research on your situation, I'm afraid that the doctor DOES have the right to drop you as a patient. But not "cold". Especially if you are on a controlled substance and have been so under their care. They HAVE to make arrangements to take care of you until you've found a suitable replacement.
I think your biggest thing is with the ethics of the doctors. They sound like real scum bags. So I would still fight them. Especially fight this Ameritox situation. If you can't afford a lawyer, I'm sure there are groups that would LOVE to take up your case.
This is medical totalitarianism - they can control your medical care, your employment, your life.
Welcome to the New, Improved, More Powerful than a speeding locomotive,
We're all screwed if we continue to put up with this corporate medicine.
originally posted by: TheAnarchist
a reply to: new_here
You've been denied medical services because you're not taking enough amphetamines? That's incredible. If that's not insanity I don't know what is.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
i wish i had better advice for you. Unfortunately, im not the kind of guy that trifles with unnecessary nonsense, and would likely resolve the issue with a solid cussing out, a demanding for all my medical records, and a parting of ways with that particular office.
If they pursue it any further, then you have defamation that you can reach into that doctors deep pockets over.
originally posted by: lindalinda
a reply to: new_here
Tell the doctor if he won't see you, you will go to the media.
originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
a reply to: new_here
I do know that some of the pain clinics my pharmacy is contracted with require drug testing and pill counts to make sure the patients arent selling the meds on the street. But they sign a contract knowing that they will be tested to be taken in as a patient. As far as the lab results go, it depends on what test they use. If they are using some sort of an ELISA, the amount detected has to be above the level of the background by a certain amount or it is just classified as a negative result.
All that said, if you told them that you were concerned about your BP and didnt take it, and then they STILL kicked you out, that is total BS on their part. It does raise BP and you had every right to be concerned.
Actually there are quantatative drug tests out there. The pee in a cup variety are not those kind though. The kind that actually determine levels are things like a GC test, and I woudnt think they would be used in this type of thing due to the cost involved.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Oh...I see. They drug test you to see if you're taking the drug and not just selling the prescriptions, right?
I was wondering why they'd be drug testing you. This seems like a messed up way to keep prescription drugs off the streets.
i was at a family doc the other day and i heard a nurse on the phone telling someone their adderall script was ready but before they could get it they had to sign a contract and submit to a drug test.
a lot of people are getting cut off