Understanding a Prescription Label

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How can I figure out if I will need Dr. Forster to write a prescription for me? Don’t refills happen automatically? I set them to refill automatically on Walgreens.. Why does Dr. Forster say I have a prescription approved when the pharmacist says I don’t have any refills? Prescription labels contain a great deal of information, but navigating the intricacies …

Medications for an Emergency

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Several people recently requested medications to have on hand in case an emergency disrupts the supply. Here are some guidelines for these requests. This is from a useful post written by a doctor after a local emergency… “Ask your doctor for an additional prescription, explain what you’re doing and tell your doctor the meds will be going into storage,” says …

Refill Dilemmas

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“Why do you only give me a month’s supply of medication when you approve refills?” This is a pretty common question and I thought a blog post might be a good way of discussing the issues. After all a refill is a quick thing to handle, right? You call a number and press a few numbers, go onto your iPhone …

Controlled Substance Refills

Peter Forster About GPS, GPS Update

Controlled substances are medications with a potential for abuse or misuse. They are often, also, medications that have powerful effects on brain function. Common controlled substances that doctors prescribe include: Narcotic pain medications (Demerol, Norco, Tyco, etcetera) Stimulant medications (Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, etcetera) Benzodiazepines and similar sedating and anti-anxiety medications (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Ambien, etcetera) Testosterone and some other hormone …