I think there is more to this story....
by rxgirl --open your profile or I'm not listening :) - Posted Thu August 9, 2007 @ 3:05 PM
I am not going to speculate. I will say though that for whatever reason, even after speaking with the doctor, this Pharmacist did not feel comfortable filling that prescription. It is any pharmacists right to refuse to fill any prescription. Unfortunately that is the way it goes. The Pharmacists judgment is the judgment that counts and they are ultimately the ones responsible for that prescription. Ritalin is a Schedule 2 Narcotic, lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of rules, regulations, and scrutiny follows every CII script filled. I am not saying the pharmacist was right or wrong, but that they where acting within their scope of practice to not fill the prescription if they do not feel comfortable.
I can think of a few reasons off of the top of my head that would cause a pharmacist to turn a script away, and they are all legitimate reasons that the pharmacist may or may not share with you (please know that I am not accusing the OP of anything, simply stating things that I have seen in my 17 years in this profession). The rx may have appeared to have been altered or looked otherwise suspicious, the pharmacist may have still felt after talking to the doctor that the dosage was not right (for example, Ritalin LA, versus SR....they are different doses but are often confused by Doctors), the other could very well be that the pharmacist just did not want to deal with it.
I would really like to know the rest of the story.