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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    August 06, 2010
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    August 06, 2010

    Your doctor does not have to replace medication that is stolen, but some will do it one time if you have a police report.  The bottom line is they consider that you are responsible for your medications and are expected to keep controlled substances locked up and safe so they can't be stolen. 

     

    If you have a pain contract or treatment agreement, check to see if it addresses the issue of stolen medications.  Most do. 

     

    Good luck!


FROM OUR COMMUNITY

  • Robin August 11, 2010
    Robin
    August 11, 2010

    No, They don't have to and they won't.

    I have seen this with a friend and the Dr. refused to replace them. (even with a police report)

     

    That is not the only time i have heard of it either.Not once were they refilled or replaced.

     

    The same is true if you lose the prescription before they are even filled by the pharmacist.

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  • CreamAndSugar June 07, 2011
    CreamAndSugar
    June 07, 2011

    Your doctor is not required to refill the prescription if the original medication was stolen.  Anyone can lie to the officer taking a police report just as easily as he or she can lie to a physician.  Even so, after seeing the police report, your doctor may decide to go ahead and write a new prescription to replace the stolen one unless the pharmacy regulations of your state prohibit it. 

     

     

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