posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 06:33 PM
reply to post by Grayelf2009
I can understand the frustration at the fed. I recently found out that my state keeps a database of all prescriptions written and dispensed to
They don't track it by address, phone number, etc. They track it by name.
Imagine my surprise the other day when I went to have a prescription filled and the pharmacist mentioned offhand that I was on a state 'watch list'
for having numerous hydrocodone prescriptions filled at CVS.
A) I don't have any prescriptions for hydrocodone.
B) I've never filled a prescription at CVS.
When I asked him to show me, he got embarrassed and said the web page was 'down'.
He said that it "might be a mistake if someone has the same name as me" in the state, because it only went by name.
I called the state department of Public Health and it turns out that the database DOES exist, that it is accessible by any physician or employee of a
pharmacy as long as they agree to only look up patients they are treating or "considering treating", that pharmacies are MANDATED to report
prescriptions that are disbursed and that it is not required to inform them or get their consent.
It turns out the guy lives 200 miles away and the state has our records mixed up and could I "please send my name, address, phone number" etc. so
they can straighten them out.
I hear ya.