• soupy soupy
    October 01, 2009
    Does my doctor know when I fill the prescriptions he gave me?
    soupy soupy
    October 01, 2009

    My doctor mailed me a prescription, but before I received it in the mail, I saw him in the office and he wrote me another one for the same thing.  The office manager asked me to destroy the one that they mailed.  Will he know if I fill both prescriptions?

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  • Scooter October 02, 2009
    Scooter
    October 01, 2009

    When your prescription arrives in the mail you should take it back to the doctor's office so they can destroy it. That way your doctor knows you are honest. If you fill both of them and get caught you will be cut off. That would be put in your medical records and follow you making it hard to get another doctor to write presciptions for you. Some states keep track of every presciption you fill on their computers so chances are you would get caught.

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  • JoshuaY October 01, 2009
    JoshuaY
    October 01, 2009

    This is illegal and if a pharmacy notices a duplicate you will be prosecuted. 

     

    Why would you need to fill the same prescription twice?  Why not just ask the doctor for another prescription when the time comes?

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    • soupy
      October 01, 2009
      soupy
      October 01, 2009

      Maybe you misunderstood my question.  It's not a copy.  It was just written twice. 

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    • JoshuaY
      October 02, 2009
      JoshuaY
      October 02, 2009

      If the office manager asked you to destroy one I don't think they wrote both on purpose. 

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