• Report: #262415

Complaint Review: Walgreens

  • Submitted: Sun, July 22, 2007
  • Updated: Sun, June 14, 2009

  • Reported By:keller Texas
Walgreens
Keller Pkwy Keller, Texas U.S.A.

Walgreens pharmacy accuses me of forging, tampering with prescription and has police arrest me ripoff Keller Texas

*Consumer Comment: Just another opinion

*Consumer Comment: Raven is

*Consumer Comment: What cop? Officer Wigam?

*Consumer Suggestion: to megan and loser pill popper

*Consumer Comment: Cynthia

*Consumer Comment: Walgreens is notorious

*Consumer Comment: Ohh please..

*Consumer Comment: Megan The DEA may not agree with you.

*UPDATE Employee: Not the whole truth, by a long shot

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: First things first..

*Consumer Comment: Pharmacists hold doctorate degrees.

*Consumer Comment: I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH WALGREENS

*Consumer Comment: I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH WALGREENS

*Consumer Comment: I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH WALGREENS

*Consumer Comment: I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH WALGREENS

*Consumer Comment: I would like to know

*Consumer Comment: I would like to know

*Consumer Comment: I would like to know

*Consumer Comment: Please stop this madness

*UPDATE Employee: WHAT TYPE OF MEDICATION WAS IT?

*UPDATE Employee: WHAT TYPE OF MEDICATION WAS IT?

*UPDATE Employee: WHAT TYPE OF MEDICATION WAS IT?

*Consumer Suggestion: Point well taken

*Consumer Comment: You are correct Christine

*Consumer Comment: Doctors usually write 30-day Rx for easier patient cash flow

*Consumer Comment: not answering questions does not help

*Consumer Suggestion: Hey Aafes

*Consumer Comment: I still think this is bogus

*Consumer Comment: You won't tell the name of the medication

*Author of original report: Walgreens Will Pay Dearly...

*Consumer Comment: Your story does not add up

*Consumer Comment: Remember the north carolina district attorney

*Consumer Suggestion: I agree with the previous respondent..other suggestions

*Consumer Suggestion: I agree with the previous respondent..other suggestions

*Consumer Suggestion: I agree with the previous respondent..other suggestions

*Consumer Comment: To anonymous

*Consumer Suggestion: I think there is more to the story, However..

*Consumer Suggestion: You need to smear Walgreens on this and get an attorney.

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I recently went into walgreens to fill my monthly prescription of medicine that without i will go into shock and could possibly die. i preface this wuth stating my insurance and walgreens have record of me filling this particular medication at same time every month. the pharmacists had me wait and even once when i asked if it was ready that it was almost ready. they charged me for meds and i tured around to leave and five plice officers were waiting. they arrested me beause the pharmacy said i forged this script.

later I found out they said i changed the date which was ridiculous because the doc had written an hour prior to this. so overnight in jail and police said they could not provide medical care for my disease or lack of medication for something i did not do was hell and then the doctor wrote the script for me the next day when i contacted him about this.

walgreens does not care about human beings as ive seen more than one person say something like this has happend to them. i now have to hire a lawyer, go to trial facing a felony charge, may lose my job because of a blatant lie. There was no tampering done and they didnt ask me or my doctor. Its truly scary that they have no problems doing this. Please stay away from walgreens or you might lose everything.

Anonymous
keller, Texas
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/22/2007 06:24 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Walgreens/Keller-Texas-76248/Walgreens-pharmacy-accuses-me-of-forging-tampering-with-prescription-and-has-police-arres-262415. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Just another opinion

AUTHOR: Smokingunlady - (U.S.A.)

I totally agree with everyone ... there is more to this story. If the MD had written the Script 1 hour prior then this would have been cleared up with a phone call as it was stated in other posts. My assumption would be that there was something wrong with the Quantity or with the dosage versus what the Poster received in prior Prescriptions. Just imaging someone who knows nothing changing a script from 5 mg to 500mg (just grasping) that might be cause for alarm???

Yes.. I agree that Walgreens (but I am not limiting this to only Walgreens I am including most Chain Stores) Employees treat you like Sh.. when did they forget that we are their Paycheck? I find that Walmart, McDonalds, and many others treat us the same like one of many not like someone special but guess what? I have a choice to go there. For Pharmacy my choice is ShopKo here in Kenosha, the Personal and Individual Service you receive and for the Pharmacist to know my Son by name is special.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Raven is

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

The new poor me poster
Just like Charles from Phenix City, Robert from Columbus and Alice aka Melissa aka Fajita girl from Orlando
Ignore her - she has bitched about everything ie Dallas Police Department, Jim Adler, the Parks at Arlington Mall but tells others in her post after post to SHUT UP and get over it
To the OP you are a dope fiend - get help
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#3 Consumer Comment

What cop? Officer Wigam?

AUTHOR: Lana - (U.S.A.)

The last poster is not a cop. Do you write your reports to the courts as well as you write here? I think after your first report, you would be sh** canned.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

to megan and loser pill popper

AUTHOR: Ravenslvr - (U.S.A.)

if you were a cop and are now a store manager at Walgreena, i think you are the last person to give advice on anything except which anti fungal cream is on sale this week. you don't go from a cop to a nobody with a clipboard unless you did something to get fired. now i am sure you are going to make up some cool story about shooting someone or getting shot, but i bet you took a bribe or slept with someone. that's what normally happens.i know because i am a cop. anyways. i think this kids lying. wont says his meds..why?hes hiding something. the police just happened to show up. they just popped out of nowhere when he turned around.hes probably trying to get some pain meds or some uppers/downers. i think hes full of it. they just don't out of nowhere arrest you and charge you with a felony. and then magically the DA doesn't pick it up.there's a good chance this story didn't even happen
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#5 Consumer Comment

Cynthia

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

I read what you have said.But I know your med. is for vicodin.With stronger pain meds. you have to see the doctor often to get that med.They will not fax scripts for oxycontin or other strong pain medication.You have to see the doctor and give them a hand written prescription.I have never ever had a problem with Walgreens.Also family doctors can not write scripts for oxycontin.The only doctors who can do that are pain specialist.
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#6 Consumer Comment

Walgreens is notorious

AUTHOR: Beatnikjd - (U.S.A.)

Walgreens is notorious for harassing pain patients. You can thank the cowards and sociopaths of the DEA for this. There are dozens of ripoffreports about this very same thin. Pharmacists have no business second guessing doctors about pain meds or their doses. By the way the idiotic comment about you being an addict is ignorant! Pain patients become DEPENDENT which is much different than addiction. If I were you I would also file a suit against the police department for refusing medical care. There have been several instances across the US of people dying while in custody all because of either laziness or sadism on the part of the police. The LAST place I would go to have any prescription filled is Walgreens. You should find a locally owned pharmacy and establish a relationship with a pharmacist who does not consider himself a drug 'warrior.' Thanks to the ill advised 'war on drugs' patients are left in pain across the US. When will it end?
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#7 Consumer Comment

Ohh please..

AUTHOR: Lana - (U.S.A.)

I find that hard to believe, they just filled it, had you pay, then you were arrested?
I think if it was just the date in question they would have called the doc before the police to verify. Call a methadone clinic and get set up. If you have state insurance they pay for it.You have a addiction to opiates. Save yourself anymore pain or possibly death and take care of the problem.You need to look on the net about the hideous amount of people who are dead due to oxy-contin.Good luck you can do it.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Megan The DEA may not agree with you.

AUTHOR: Cynthia H - (U.S.A.)

The Walgreens I once used made a point of informing me that they can and will call the DEA if they felt either the customer or Dr was doing somethig "wrong".
Wrong was the word she used I have no idea what that means. I did a bit of research and it does seem that the DEA have asked pharmacists to help with the "War on Drugs" by reporting Dr's they fill might be over perscriping and of course customers who maybe take to many pills.

As i said above I really can't say for sure this is the truth, however I can say Walgreens acts like it is. I am a pain patient and take a controlled medication and have for several years, and will for the rest of my life. Every 6 months I see my Dr and get checked out and my prescription is refilled for another 6 months and is faxed to the pharmacy. No way I can change it my Dr is part of the Med school /University so he his not running a "pill mill", I used Walgreens for two reasons online refills and the drive thru window. I will never use walgreens again for anything not even a tube of toothpaste. I was treated like a "junkie" every time I went to pick up my prescription I was questioned over the microphone at drive thur window. Why was I taking the meds? How long would I be taking them? How many do you take a day? Sometimes I would get a blunt question ex: "whats wrong with you anyway? If I went to the store I would get same questions at counter for all to hear. I asked them to stop, I wrote a letter to headquarters all for nothing. I asked my Dr had he been called, NO he had not. Ok nuff said the issue was with me and the meds I take. The pharmacists and techs can think whatever they want to,Walgreens can refuse to fill for me, what they cannot do is harass me because of notion they have of what is or is not right for me.

To the people who have made snide comments to or about the OP before jumping to worst case inform yourself about the difference between dependance and addiction. And keep in mind your life can change in a second and you too could end up a CP patient. Oh one more thing the OP not wanting to post the med and most just assuming blah blah . Know this one med the DEA,LE and who knows get their panties in a wad over is Xanax and sure enough if you stop after taking it suddenley after taking it for only a couple months, can indeed kill you.

Some advice I got from my Dr, interveiw pharmacy's go in with out your prescrption and explain the situation. I take X and this is how it works, do you have a problem with that. You will be amazed at the responses you get. Find somebody/place where everyones comfortable and stick with it.
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#9 UPDATE Employee

Not the whole truth, by a long shot

AUTHOR: Megan - (U.S.A.)

I am currently a store manager with Walgreens, but my previous job was as a police officer. I have been involved in situations in which prescriptions have been forged as a police officer and a store manager and this "account" of what happened just doesn't add up! Before a pharmacist would even think of contacting the police for a forged script he/she would contact the prescribing physician to verify the validity of the script. If, and only if, the doctor said that the script had been altered or forged the pharmacist would have to report the incident. Even after the doctor verified script forgery, the pharmacist does not have to contact the police, that is usually left up to the doctor's office since 9 out of 10 forgeries are employees within the doctor's office. If the pharmacist did decide to contact the police, the police would file an initial report in which they themselves would contact the doctor's office. Every case of forgery I have been involved in, on both sides, has been handed over to a detective in the drug unit since prescription forgeries are a felony and these detectives has access to state wide databases.

Has a lawsuit been filed in this matter? Most likely not. Based on the facts provided the involved police officers would have laughed at the pharmacist for wasting their, what aren't you telling us?
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#10 UPDATE EX-employee responds

First things first..

AUTHOR: Fathergod - (U.S.A.)

Having worked as a Pharmacy Technician for over three years now, I have made many many calls to doctor offices in regards to "altered" prescriptions such as questions about the date, the amount to be dispensed, etc. In fact, it is required by all US states that a pharmacist and or Pharmacy Technician is to call in regards to issues concerning a controlled medication

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#11 Consumer Comment

Pharmacists hold doctorate degrees.

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

And frankly, they know more about drug interactions than your own doctor would. But yes, there should be a call placed to the patients doctor for any changes to a script.

If any patient has issues with a pharmacy or pharmacist, they should check with their state's pharmacy licensing board to file a complaint if necessary.
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#12 Consumer Comment

I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH WALGREENS

AUTHOR: Patricia Offenberg - (U.S.A.)

Walgreens pharmacists overstep their authory. They think they know more than someone's own doctors and get carried away trying to play 'doctor'. If they have any sort of problem with anyone's prescriptions, they have no right to change anything, and to fill it, unless they contact the patients' own doctor and get permission.

They need to implement some kind of system, whereas if a phamacist changes, or refuses to fill a prescription that they are required to call the doctor first.

They are abusing their position and have no authority to control other people lives like they do. Some like to use their position as a psycopath does to show their power over other people. I believe some pharmacists psycopathic.
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#13 Consumer Comment

I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH WALGREENS

AUTHOR: Patricia Offenberg - (U.S.A.)

Walgreens pharmacists overstep their authory. They think they know more than someone's own doctors and get carried away trying to play 'doctor'. If they have any sort of problem with anyone's prescriptions, they have no right to change anything, and to fill it, unless they contact the patients' own doctor and get permission.

They need to implement some kind of system, whereas if a phamacist changes, or refuses to fill a prescription that they are required to call the doctor first.

They are abusing their position and have no authority to control other people lives like they do. Some like to use their position as a psycopath does to show their power over other people. I believe some pharmacists psycopathic.
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#14 Consumer Comment

I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH WALGREENS

AUTHOR: Patricia Offenberg - (U.S.A.)

Walgreens pharmacists overstep their authory. They think they know more than someone's own doctors and get carried away trying to play 'doctor'. If they have any sort of problem with anyone's prescriptions, they have no right to change anything, and to fill it, unless they contact the patients' own doctor and get permission.

They need to implement some kind of system, whereas if a phamacist changes, or refuses to fill a prescription that they are required to call the doctor first.

They are abusing their position and have no authority to control other people lives like they do. Some like to use their position as a psycopath does to show their power over other people. I believe some pharmacists psycopathic.
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#15 Consumer Comment

I ALSO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH WALGREENS

AUTHOR: Patricia Offenberg - (U.S.A.)

Walgreens pharmacists overstep their authory. They think they know more than someone's own doctors and get carried away trying to play 'doctor'. If they have any sort of problem with anyone's prescriptions, they have no right to change anything, and to fill it, unless they contact the patients' own doctor and get permission.

They need to implement some kind of system, whereas if a phamacist changes, or refuses to fill a prescription that they are required to call the doctor first.

They are abusing their position and have no authority to control other people lives like they do. Some like to use their position as a psycopath does to show their power over other people. I believe some pharmacists psycopathic.
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#16 Consumer Comment

I would like to know

AUTHOR: Charles - (U.S.A.)

I, would like to know why employees in drug stores treat people like crap one of my realitives went into a rite-aid just to make there house payment sent buy western union, & the employee refused to help they called the manager & they took care of it & gave a free gift card for the trouble there employee caused. What, is it with these drug stores treating people like crap its not only to fill in a prescription its other services they treat people like crap with. I, assume all drug
stores are like this. I, got to k-mart to fill my prescription's when I get sick & not once have I had any problems go to your local k-mart to fill your prescription it would be alot easier & I never had any problems. Avoid, drug stores @ all costs.
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#17 Consumer Comment

I would like to know

AUTHOR: Charles - (U.S.A.)

I, would like to know why employees in drug stores treat people like crap one of my realitives went into a rite-aid just to make there house payment sent buy western union, & the employee refused to help they called the manager & they took care of it & gave a free gift card for the trouble there employee caused. What, is it with these drug stores treating people like crap its not only to fill in a prescription its other services they treat people like crap with. I, assume all drug
stores are like this. I, got to k-mart to fill my prescription's when I get sick & not once have I had any problems go to your local k-mart to fill your prescription it would be alot easier & I never had any problems. Avoid, drug stores @ all costs.
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#18 Consumer Comment

I would like to know

AUTHOR: Charles - (U.S.A.)

I, would like to know why employees in drug stores treat people like crap one of my realitives went into a rite-aid just to make there house payment sent buy western union, & the employee refused to help they called the manager & they took care of it & gave a free gift card for the trouble there employee caused. What, is it with these drug stores treating people like crap its not only to fill in a prescription its other services they treat people like crap with. I, assume all drug
stores are like this. I, got to k-mart to fill my prescription's when I get sick & not once have I had any problems go to your local k-mart to fill your prescription it would be alot easier & I never had any problems. Avoid, drug stores @ all costs.
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#19 Consumer Comment

Please stop this madness

AUTHOR: Charles - (U.S.A.)

Please, stop this madness ever sense I came to rip-off report all I have seen is people fighting please stop the madness try to give advice to resolve the complaint & end these endless fightings, rip-off report was not created for this this has been said thousands of times but do people listen no.
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#20 UPDATE Employee

WHAT TYPE OF MEDICATION WAS IT?

AUTHOR: Chi.dimplez - (U.S.A.)

I'M A PHARMACY TECH WITH WALGREENS AND IVE WITNESSED SITUATIONS LIKE THIS BEFORE. IN 1 CASE A GUYS GIRLFRIEND WAS A TECH AND WOULD GIVE HIM DOCTORS DEA #'S AND NAMES OF DOCTORS SO THAT HE COULD GET PROMETHEZINE WITH CODIENE SYRUP IT WAS NOTED IN 1 OF THE PROFILES THAT HE USED(HE MADE UP DIFFERENT NAMES) THAT THE DOCTORS PRESCRIPTION PAD WAS STOLEN CALL TO VERIFY ANY CONTROL PRESCRIPTIONS AND IF THE MD HADNT WRITTEN FOR THEM TO CALL THE POLICE.

WHEN HE CAME IN TO PICK UP THE RX THE PHARMACIST INFORMED HIM OF WHAT WAS GOING ON AND HE WAS SUPPOSED TO CALL THE POLICE BUT HE DIDNT. THE GUY LOOKED DUMBFOUNDED BUT THANKED THE PHARMACIST AND LEFT. WE DO GET ALOT OF PATIENTS THAT CHANGE DATES ON THIER PRESCIRTIONS OR ADD THIER OWN REFILLS.

IT'S SOMETIMES VERY EASY TO TELL,BUT IN MOST CASES WE CALL THE PRESCRIBING DOCTOR TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION. THE PHARMACIST DOES HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO FILL PRESCRIPTIONS. IN YOUR CASE I'M HOPING THAT YOUR DOCTOR WAS CALLED ON YOUR PRESCRIPTION MATTER. IF THE DATE WAS CHANGE ON A CONTROLLED MEDICATION THEY WILL STALL YOU UNTIL THE POLICE COMES BUT I'M SURE THE POLICE WAS INFORMED OF WHAT HAPPENED.

YOUR RX SHOULDVE BEEN VERIFIED BY YOR DOCTOR. ALL YOUR DOCTOR HAD TO SAY WAS HAVE THE PATIENT ARRESTED WHEN THEY COME TO PICK IT UP.

I WAS IN A SITUATION WHERE I WORKED AT 1 LOCATION THEN TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER WE HAD A CUSTOMER THAT HAD STOLEN SOME RX PADS FROM A DOCTOR IN THE HOSPITAL.

SHE SAID SHE WAS A CNA/CAREGIVER AND ALL THE RX FOR HER CLIENTS WOULD BE FOR TEST STRIPS AND NICOTINE PATCHES THE INS CARDS WOULD ALWAYS BE COPIED I DIDNT THINK ANYTHING OF IT UNTIL ANOTHER TECH CHECKED SOME OF THE PROFILES AND NOTICED THAT THOSE PTS NEVER GOT ANY OTHER DIABETIC MEDS AND SHE WAS SCAMMING US.

WE CALLED THE MDS AND THEY INFORMED US THAT THEY HADNT SEEN THOSE PTS AND THAT THE PADS WERE INDEED STOLEN. I MEAN THE SIGNATURES DID ALL LOOK THE SAME BUT MD HAVE HORRIBLE HANWRITING. SO SHE CAME TO MY NEW STORE SAME SCAM, I TOLD THE PHARMACIST AND CALLED TO VERIFY IT AND THEY WERE STOLEN.

SHE CAME TO THE OTHER STORE SO OFTEN AND WAS ALWAYS NICE HOLDING CONVERSATIONS WITH ME AND THE OTHER TECHS BUT WAS SCAMMING US. SO WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU IS NOT UNCOMMON. HAVE YOU SPOKE TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THE SITUATION? JUST BECAUSE YOU GET A MED EVERY MONTH DOESNT MEAN ANYTHING

IF YOU GO TO THE SAME LOCATION THE EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND UR MEDS AND IF THERE WAS ANY DOUBT WE HAVE A SYSTEM WERE WE SCAN THE RXS IN AND THEY COULDVE LOOKED AT SOME PREVIOUS RXS YOUVE BROUGHT IN AND CHECKED THE HADWRITTING OF YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU SEE THE SAME PHYSCIAN FOR YOUR MEDS.

I AM SORRY THAT THIS HAPPENED TO YOU. OUR CORPORTED OFFICE IS USUALLY VERY GOOD AT FOLLOWING UP WITH ANY MATTERS OF COMPLAINTS SO THEY MUSTVE HAD VALID PROOF.
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#21 UPDATE Employee

WHAT TYPE OF MEDICATION WAS IT?

AUTHOR: Chi.dimplez - (U.S.A.)

I'M A PHARMACY TECH WITH WALGREENS AND IVE WITNESSED SITUATIONS LIKE THIS BEFORE. IN 1 CASE A GUYS GIRLFRIEND WAS A TECH AND WOULD GIVE HIM DOCTORS DEA #'S AND NAMES OF DOCTORS SO THAT HE COULD GET PROMETHEZINE WITH CODIENE SYRUP IT WAS NOTED IN 1 OF THE PROFILES THAT HE USED(HE MADE UP DIFFERENT NAMES) THAT THE DOCTORS PRESCRIPTION PAD WAS STOLEN CALL TO VERIFY ANY CONTROL PRESCRIPTIONS AND IF THE MD HADNT WRITTEN FOR THEM TO CALL THE POLICE.

WHEN HE CAME IN TO PICK UP THE RX THE PHARMACIST INFORMED HIM OF WHAT WAS GOING ON AND HE WAS SUPPOSED TO CALL THE POLICE BUT HE DIDNT. THE GUY LOOKED DUMBFOUNDED BUT THANKED THE PHARMACIST AND LEFT. WE DO GET ALOT OF PATIENTS THAT CHANGE DATES ON THIER PRESCIRTIONS OR ADD THIER OWN REFILLS.

IT'S SOMETIMES VERY EASY TO TELL,BUT IN MOST CASES WE CALL THE PRESCRIBING DOCTOR TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION. THE PHARMACIST DOES HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO FILL PRESCRIPTIONS. IN YOUR CASE I'M HOPING THAT YOUR DOCTOR WAS CALLED ON YOUR PRESCRIPTION MATTER. IF THE DATE WAS CHANGE ON A CONTROLLED MEDICATION THEY WILL STALL YOU UNTIL THE POLICE COMES BUT I'M SURE THE POLICE WAS INFORMED OF WHAT HAPPENED.

YOUR RX SHOULDVE BEEN VERIFIED BY YOR DOCTOR. ALL YOUR DOCTOR HAD TO SAY WAS HAVE THE PATIENT ARRESTED WHEN THEY COME TO PICK IT UP.

I WAS IN A SITUATION WHERE I WORKED AT 1 LOCATION THEN TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER WE HAD A CUSTOMER THAT HAD STOLEN SOME RX PADS FROM A DOCTOR IN THE HOSPITAL.

SHE SAID SHE WAS A CNA/CAREGIVER AND ALL THE RX FOR HER CLIENTS WOULD BE FOR TEST STRIPS AND NICOTINE PATCHES THE INS CARDS WOULD ALWAYS BE COPIED I DIDNT THINK ANYTHING OF IT UNTIL ANOTHER TECH CHECKED SOME OF THE PROFILES AND NOTICED THAT THOSE PTS NEVER GOT ANY OTHER DIABETIC MEDS AND SHE WAS SCAMMING US.

WE CALLED THE MDS AND THEY INFORMED US THAT THEY HADNT SEEN THOSE PTS AND THAT THE PADS WERE INDEED STOLEN. I MEAN THE SIGNATURES DID ALL LOOK THE SAME BUT MD HAVE HORRIBLE HANWRITING. SO SHE CAME TO MY NEW STORE SAME SCAM, I TOLD THE PHARMACIST AND CALLED TO VERIFY IT AND THEY WERE STOLEN.

SHE CAME TO THE OTHER STORE SO OFTEN AND WAS ALWAYS NICE HOLDING CONVERSATIONS WITH ME AND THE OTHER TECHS BUT WAS SCAMMING US. SO WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU IS NOT UNCOMMON. HAVE YOU SPOKE TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THE SITUATION? JUST BECAUSE YOU GET A MED EVERY MONTH DOESNT MEAN ANYTHING

IF YOU GO TO THE SAME LOCATION THE EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND UR MEDS AND IF THERE WAS ANY DOUBT WE HAVE A SYSTEM WERE WE SCAN THE RXS IN AND THEY COULDVE LOOKED AT SOME PREVIOUS RXS YOUVE BROUGHT IN AND CHECKED THE HADWRITTING OF YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU SEE THE SAME PHYSCIAN FOR YOUR MEDS.

I AM SORRY THAT THIS HAPPENED TO YOU. OUR CORPORTED OFFICE IS USUALLY VERY GOOD AT FOLLOWING UP WITH ANY MATTERS OF COMPLAINTS SO THEY MUSTVE HAD VALID PROOF.
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#22 UPDATE Employee

WHAT TYPE OF MEDICATION WAS IT?

AUTHOR: Chi.dimplez - (U.S.A.)

I'M A PHARMACY TECH WITH WALGREENS AND IVE WITNESSED SITUATIONS LIKE THIS BEFORE. IN 1 CASE A GUYS GIRLFRIEND WAS A TECH AND WOULD GIVE HIM DOCTORS DEA #'S AND NAMES OF DOCTORS SO THAT HE COULD GET PROMETHEZINE WITH CODIENE SYRUP IT WAS NOTED IN 1 OF THE PROFILES THAT HE USED(HE MADE UP DIFFERENT NAMES) THAT THE DOCTORS PRESCRIPTION PAD WAS STOLEN CALL TO VERIFY ANY CONTROL PRESCRIPTIONS AND IF THE MD HADNT WRITTEN FOR THEM TO CALL THE POLICE.

WHEN HE CAME IN TO PICK UP THE RX THE PHARMACIST INFORMED HIM OF WHAT WAS GOING ON AND HE WAS SUPPOSED TO CALL THE POLICE BUT HE DIDNT. THE GUY LOOKED DUMBFOUNDED BUT THANKED THE PHARMACIST AND LEFT. WE DO GET ALOT OF PATIENTS THAT CHANGE DATES ON THIER PRESCIRTIONS OR ADD THIER OWN REFILLS.

IT'S SOMETIMES VERY EASY TO TELL,BUT IN MOST CASES WE CALL THE PRESCRIBING DOCTOR TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION. THE PHARMACIST DOES HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO FILL PRESCRIPTIONS. IN YOUR CASE I'M HOPING THAT YOUR DOCTOR WAS CALLED ON YOUR PRESCRIPTION MATTER. IF THE DATE WAS CHANGE ON A CONTROLLED MEDICATION THEY WILL STALL YOU UNTIL THE POLICE COMES BUT I'M SURE THE POLICE WAS INFORMED OF WHAT HAPPENED.

YOUR RX SHOULDVE BEEN VERIFIED BY YOR DOCTOR. ALL YOUR DOCTOR HAD TO SAY WAS HAVE THE PATIENT ARRESTED WHEN THEY COME TO PICK IT UP.

I WAS IN A SITUATION WHERE I WORKED AT 1 LOCATION THEN TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER WE HAD A CUSTOMER THAT HAD STOLEN SOME RX PADS FROM A DOCTOR IN THE HOSPITAL.

SHE SAID SHE WAS A CNA/CAREGIVER AND ALL THE RX FOR HER CLIENTS WOULD BE FOR TEST STRIPS AND NICOTINE PATCHES THE INS CARDS WOULD ALWAYS BE COPIED I DIDNT THINK ANYTHING OF IT UNTIL ANOTHER TECH CHECKED SOME OF THE PROFILES AND NOTICED THAT THOSE PTS NEVER GOT ANY OTHER DIABETIC MEDS AND SHE WAS SCAMMING US.

WE CALLED THE MDS AND THEY INFORMED US THAT THEY HADNT SEEN THOSE PTS AND THAT THE PADS WERE INDEED STOLEN. I MEAN THE SIGNATURES DID ALL LOOK THE SAME BUT MD HAVE HORRIBLE HANWRITING. SO SHE CAME TO MY NEW STORE SAME SCAM, I TOLD THE PHARMACIST AND CALLED TO VERIFY IT AND THEY WERE STOLEN.

SHE CAME TO THE OTHER STORE SO OFTEN AND WAS ALWAYS NICE HOLDING CONVERSATIONS WITH ME AND THE OTHER TECHS BUT WAS SCAMMING US. SO WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU IS NOT UNCOMMON. HAVE YOU SPOKE TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THE SITUATION? JUST BECAUSE YOU GET A MED EVERY MONTH DOESNT MEAN ANYTHING

IF YOU GO TO THE SAME LOCATION THE EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND UR MEDS AND IF THERE WAS ANY DOUBT WE HAVE A SYSTEM WERE WE SCAN THE RXS IN AND THEY COULDVE LOOKED AT SOME PREVIOUS RXS YOUVE BROUGHT IN AND CHECKED THE HADWRITTING OF YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU SEE THE SAME PHYSCIAN FOR YOUR MEDS.

I AM SORRY THAT THIS HAPPENED TO YOU. OUR CORPORTED OFFICE IS USUALLY VERY GOOD AT FOLLOWING UP WITH ANY MATTERS OF COMPLAINTS SO THEY MUSTVE HAD VALID PROOF.
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#23 Consumer Suggestion

Point well taken

AUTHOR: Christine - (U.S.A.)

Good point, Aafes. I suppose if they had a question on my meds, they would simply call the doctor, as opposed to the police. In fact, a member of my family was busted at the drug store years ago for forged prescriptions - you guessed it - pain medication. All things considered, there is much missing from this report.
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#24 Consumer Comment

You are correct Christine

AUTHOR: Aafes - (U.S.A.)

"While I usually agree with your rebuttals, many people who are on other medications only get 30 days at a time. I am on zoloft, and the doctor gives me a month's worth at a time for six months. This way she can make sure that I go in for my checkup. Also, many blood pressure meds, heart meds, etc. are filled one month at a time."

You are correct Christine. I did not go into detail for these types of medications because it is MUCH more likely a pharmacist would simply call the doctor to verify these types of medication rather than calling the police. In the case of life sustaining medications (such as blood pressure/heart meds) there are FEW if any pharmacists that will not provide enough of this medication to a patient to carry them over until they can see a doctor - ESPECIALLY for a patient that has filled this prescription at this pharmacy before.

It is my belief the alleged arrest was made because this poster either attempted to alter the prescription and/or had been "flagged" as someone who was receiving TOO much of a controlled substance. It is common for addicts to shop doctors for prescriptions for narcotics to gain excessive amounts and then be foolish enough to have them all filled at the same pharmacy.

I think this is a narcotic problem.
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#25 Consumer Comment

Doctors usually write 30-day Rx for easier patient cash flow

AUTHOR: Thomas - (U.S.A.)

unless you have really good Rx insurance. We get 90-day Rx with 3X refills so that I only have to send them to the mail-order pharm once a year. The company also gets a really good price from the mail order pharm.

I could ask my daughter about the narcotics.

Some Dr limit Rx length and/or number of refills to pull you back into their office more often. I switched Dr because the previous group of Dr we went to started allowing only one refill on a 90-day Rx. That ment I had to mail the Rx in 2X a year. And those Dr also started charging an extra $10 for a replacement Rx. Wouldn't you know it, the mail order pharm 'lost' on entire set of Rx for a week. Since my wife's meds are important, given her history, this was drama I did not need.

While on the subject of Rx insurance, have y'all figured what a POS the Medicare Part-D plans are? See the Sept 07 WSJ Magazine "Smart Money", pg 52. Analysis suggested that you might get 27% of your drug costs covered.... if you need Rx drugs. But if you don't need Rx until you are, say, 72, you will pay 7 years of premiums until you then get that 27% benefit. What a scam job for the insurance/drug companies.......
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#26 Consumer Comment

not answering questions does not help

AUTHOR: Edward - (U.S.A.)

As others have already written, if the medication you take requires a new prescription form from a doctor every 30 days, it is most likely a federally controlled narcotic medication. The original poster writes that he/she will not disclose what the medication is because it is none of our business. If you file a lawsuit as your say you are going to do, it will be public business.

I still wonder why the pharmacy or police did not just call the doctors office to verify that the doctor just wrote the prescription. I would have thought that you would have been jumping up and down telling the pharmacy and police to call the doctors office. A simple contact to the doctor would have avoided the arrest and being put in jail. That is what cause many people to think that there is more to this story. It is common sense. What you did write, was that the doctor wrote you a new prescription the following day. Why would he have to write a new one? Why couldnt you use the one that you claim he wrote the day before?

You have updated you post to write that as of now, the DA has not filed felony charges against you. For a person to be arrested and thrown in jail, ( even overnight) doesnt charges have to be made? I will never understand why the doctor was not contacted. Maybe he was contacted by the pharmacy. Maybe he told them he did not write you a prescription. Who knows. Are you going to also file a law suite against the police dept for false arrest and false imprisonment? Did you have to post bond to get out?
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#27 Consumer Suggestion

Hey Aafes

AUTHOR: Christine - (U.S.A.)

While I usually agree with your rebuttals, many people who are on other medications only get 30 days at a time. I am on zoloft, and the doctor gives me a month's worth at a time for six months. This way she can make sure that I go in for my checkup. Also, many blood pressure meds, heart meds, etc. are filled one month at a time.
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#28 Consumer Comment

I still think this is bogus

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

The poster won't tell us the medication which would have no bearing and also won't give a name. People who go to that lengthe are hiding something and shouldn't be trusted. If this person were legit what difference would the medication type make one way otr the other.

Just an FYI AAFES ins some state the doctor legally can not write a narcotice prescription for more than 30 days and a new script is required EVERY refill.
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#29 Consumer Comment

You won't tell the name of the medication

AUTHOR: Aafes - (U.S.A.)

You won't tell the name of the medication, most likely because it is a narcotic and you may be addicted. Narcotics are almost the sole medication for which a doctor will not write a prescription for more than a 30 day supply.

Pharmacists, despite your comments, have a more in depth knowledge of medications and their interactions than almost every doctor. While a doctor will consult a Physician's Desk Reference (commonly used by Physicians) for doseages and interaction information, a Pharmacist can quote these facts, almost verbatim, from memory.

The pharmacist undergoes strict testing and licensing procedures and has a stringent set of legal guidelines they must follow. If your prescription looked suspect they are required BY LAW in most states to contact the authorities. The police then become responsible for determining if an arrest should be made based upon their interpetation of the evidence a crime has been committed.

The prosecutor, may or may not, decide to pursue the case if it has merit and if the evidence is strong enough to invest the resources of his office and the court. As this was likely a first offense, the doctor was likely interviewed, and your local pharmacies have you on a warning list, it was not worth pursuing.

As for your comment "I would go into shock" without the medication, I seriously doubt its truth. FEW if any pharmacists would refuse you a life sustaining medication without making SERIOUS effort to contact your physician for clarification of the prescription.
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#30 Author of original report

Walgreens Will Pay Dearly...

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

Thank you to the posters that have been so supportive, it means so much. To the other posters that say there is more to this story, and I haven't posted because it's a lie are wrong. The post is legitimate and honest. I haven't posted a rebuttal til now because I am chronically ill, period. I have weeks where it's a burden to get up and go to the restroom.

One poster asked what medication I was taking. I will not mention the medication because it is none of anyone's business besides my doctor and myself. The police dept made the same types of accusations and comments and there are some of us out there that have to have this medication to function. Period.

The follow-up to this story is that there have been no charges filed by the District Attorney and my attorney says that there wont be because there is no case, it was harrassment.

I will however be filing a civil suit against Walgreens and the city because they have ruined my doctor relationship, caused severe anguish and pain and so on.

Pharmacists that play doctor have no right dispensing medications and deciding whether or not someone should or should not be taking a medication. The prescription medicine that I was filling was something that I fill every month at the same time from the same doctor on the same insurance. It was all black and white and could be verified. There was nothing illegal going on here on my part.

Since I've seen so many posts of this type thing happening to other citizens, I'm seriously thinking of founding an organization to fight this type of discrimination. People that are terminally or chronically ill should not have to go through this type of harrassment because of the medications they are prescribed. Once again, NO ONE has the right to judge what medications a patient needs to take but the doctor.
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#31 Consumer Comment

Your story does not add up

AUTHOR: Edward - (U.S.A.)

Would you please take the time to tell us what type of medication the prescription was for. What was the commonly known name of the medicine. You signed your complaint as though you are from Keller, Texas. Is this where the accusation took place?

There are Federally controlled medications that require special prescription forms to be filled. I do not know if this is the case or not. What does give interest to this ROR, is that the original poster has not followed up. I agree with Steve, that there is more to the story.

Albeit, this story was written either late Saturday or early Sunday morning, the solution of credibility flies in our face. Verification of the Doctor issuing the prescription would have been so easy. As the poster wrote, he had gotten the prescription only an hour earlier. If there were any questions about the validity of the prescription, Walgreens would have called the Doctors office. The Police and D.A. office coulda, shoulda, and woulda called the Doctors office.

A letter or simple phone call from the Doctor would quickly solve and end this issue. The District Attorney would immediately drop all charges. Instead, we see the original poster writing about hiring a lawyer and going to trial facing felony charges, and losing his job. I think that we are being played here.
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#32 Consumer Comment

Remember the north carolina district attorney

AUTHOR: Charles - (U.S.A.)

Remember, the north carolina district attorney got fired for proceeding to file charges agaisnt the 3 duke players & they had evidence they was not even @ the place where, the crime took place this is how this story looks like these district

attorneys & state prosecutors get away with wrongly accusing people all the time but @ least one district attorney got fired for wrongly accusing people of crimes they did not commit.

The, duke players got there name cleared & sued for millions this district attorney ruin there lives but @ the end his live was ruin he lost his living this should be a warning to, all district attorneys.

I, am glad something is finally being done about these bad district attorneys who proceed with filing charges anyway knowing they have evidence, they have done it for years. Mabye, many more district attorneys will be fired for wrongfully filing false charges agaisnt good people.

I, am afraid many more people across the country are still being lied about & filing false charges from district attorneys around the country.
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#33 Consumer Suggestion

I agree with the previous respondent..other suggestions

AUTHOR: Nathan - (U.S.A.)

I believe the police would act on little evidence. They are crooked (some not all)

One suggestion is to hire a private investigator. They have to have either a preiminary hearing of some type. The Private eye would make contact with the doctor's office. I suggest that you do not contact them. They maybe intimadated
Let the P/I gather information from questions asked. A good P/I can wrap up this in 4 hours at a cost of 50.00 per hour. The P/I needs to go into court and state the information he gathered. Further, he can set it up so the doctor can testify or provide a sign affadavit as to the fact that the script was not altered.

Its going to cost some money. Your best bet is to get an attorney. These are only suggestions.

This is a slam dunk for a good attorney. Walgreens would settle without any hestitation.

Keep us posted.

Remember DO NOT PLEA BARGAIN. further more demand a jury trial. You have 10 days from arrignment to do this. Pay the jury fee. You need to do this. This takes the decision out of the hands of some good ole boy judge.

They will lie and do anything and everything to add you to their wrongly accused prision population. Play hardball and you will win and be paid besides.

This does not fall under shop keepers rule. You can sue walgreens.
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#34 Consumer Suggestion

I agree with the previous respondent..other suggestions

AUTHOR: Nathan - (U.S.A.)

I believe the police would act on little evidence. They are crooked (some not all)

One suggestion is to hire a private investigator. They have to have either a preiminary hearing of some type. The Private eye would make contact with the doctor's office. I suggest that you do not contact them. They maybe intimadated
Let the P/I gather information from questions asked. A good P/I can wrap up this in 4 hours at a cost of 50.00 per hour. The P/I needs to go into court and state the information he gathered. Further, he can set it up so the doctor can testify or provide a sign affadavit as to the fact that the script was not altered.

Its going to cost some money. Your best bet is to get an attorney. These are only suggestions.

This is a slam dunk for a good attorney. Walgreens would settle without any hestitation.

Keep us posted.

Remember DO NOT PLEA BARGAIN. further more demand a jury trial. You have 10 days from arrignment to do this. Pay the jury fee. You need to do this. This takes the decision out of the hands of some good ole boy judge.

They will lie and do anything and everything to add you to their wrongly accused prision population. Play hardball and you will win and be paid besides.

This does not fall under shop keepers rule. You can sue walgreens.
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#35 Consumer Suggestion

I agree with the previous respondent..other suggestions

AUTHOR: Nathan - (U.S.A.)

I believe the police would act on little evidence. They are crooked (some not all)

One suggestion is to hire a private investigator. They have to have either a preiminary hearing of some type. The Private eye would make contact with the doctor's office. I suggest that you do not contact them. They maybe intimadated
Let the P/I gather information from questions asked. A good P/I can wrap up this in 4 hours at a cost of 50.00 per hour. The P/I needs to go into court and state the information he gathered. Further, he can set it up so the doctor can testify or provide a sign affadavit as to the fact that the script was not altered.

Its going to cost some money. Your best bet is to get an attorney. These are only suggestions.

This is a slam dunk for a good attorney. Walgreens would settle without any hestitation.

Keep us posted.

Remember DO NOT PLEA BARGAIN. further more demand a jury trial. You have 10 days from arrignment to do this. Pay the jury fee. You need to do this. This takes the decision out of the hands of some good ole boy judge.

They will lie and do anything and everything to add you to their wrongly accused prision population. Play hardball and you will win and be paid besides.

This does not fall under shop keepers rule. You can sue walgreens.
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#36 Consumer Comment

To anonymous

AUTHOR: Jodi - (U.S.A.)

A felon? I don't think you have to worry about that. If everything you said is true, then the Doctor would surely vouch for you (that the prescription was legal). I can't believe the district attorney would move forward with charges if the Dr. says it is valid.
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#37 Consumer Suggestion

I think there is more to the story, However..

AUTHOR: Steve - (U.S.A.)

First of all, Police do not make an arrest based ONLY on an accusation. They must have evidence to support a probable cause affidavit which they need to file to support the arrest.

Based on this, I think there is more to the story.

Did they charge you with a felony or a misdemeanor? This is very important.

However, you have some options if you in fact did not in any way alter the prescription. The first is to file a civil suit for damages against the INDIVIDUAL that made the complaint against you. Then file a separate one on Walgreens.

If there is no evidence against you, any lawyer would take this on contingency as it would be a slam dunk.

And, you could start a web blog against Walgreens and even the individual involved. You could also write to the corporate office and get some people fired.
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#38 Consumer Suggestion

You need to smear Walgreens on this and get an attorney.

AUTHOR: Nathan - (U.S.A.)



I understand your situation. You were handed a bum rap. I am not an attorney.
You need to fight any charges on this. Plead not guilty. Get the doctor to vouch for you.

As for walgreens. I would get a free website and tell your story. I would also picket a walgreens not the one that had you arrested. Stay out of the driveway.


It may be a stupid idea. It could help.

If they charge you. Tell the court that you can not afford an attorney. Do not plea bargain. You will be in for a nightmare that will never end.

Call their bluff. Without someone testifying that they signed something else on the script. They have no case.

I also could suggest that you contact Curt Baggett an handwriting expert. The world's best. Credentials which are astronmical.

It may seem the best way to end this is to plea. Don't!!

Call their bluff. keep this report alive. I would like to hear whether my advise did you any good.

jeff
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