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CVS has taken a bold move and started to notify doctors and the patients of those doctors that they will no longer fill prescriptions for all narcotics. As the prescription pill epidemic continues in Florida, CVS is distancing itself from doctors that they believe are prescribing dangerous combinations of narcotics and other medication, such as Xanax and Soma. Because not all doctors or patients are abusing the narcotics, the move by CVS has been met with much dismay by many doctors. It’s probably safe to say that many residents affected by this move are on the lookout for a drug attorney Tampa residents can count on to help.
The recent police raids of suspected pill mills in the City of Tampa have helped wake up the pharmacy industry in Florida. The pharmacies need to understand they play a significant role when a doctor who appears to be overprescribing pain medication is red-flagged. The new CVS action does not restrict access to all pain clinics or pain management doctors. Only “flagged” doctors prescriptions for narcotics are denied access to the CVS pharmacy.
Do CVS’ actions really help resolve the pain pill epidemic? It probably won’t create a huge impact in curbing the abuse of prescription pills because other pharmacies will continue to fill the narcotic prescriptions. If anything, this action shows how CVS is concerned with the legal consequences of some doctors prescribing these addictive and abused narcotics. Perhaps if other large pharmacies follow suit, the pharmaceutical industry will have a greater impact in curbing the pain pill epidemic. It will be interesting to observe whether other companies will follow CVS’ lead in this regard.
Prescription pill addiction is a major problem and the accessibility of the narcotics has created ongoing controversy in the Tampa Bay Area. If you or a loved one is addicted to prescription pills, seek the help of a trained professional to fight the addiction, such as a drug attorney. Tampa can turn to Rooth Law Firm for the help they need.
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