CVS Says it Will Not Fill Prescriptions for Some Opioids in Florida

CVS has sent letters to some physicians in Florida informing them the pharmacy chain will not fill prescriptions they write for oxycodone and other Schedule II narcotic drugs, Reuters reports.

The letter, obtained by Health News Florida, said, “CVS Pharmacy, Inc. has become increasingly concerned with escalating reports of prescription drug abuse in Florida, especially oxycodone abuse.” The company says it sent letters to a small number of Florida physicians.

In October, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that between 2005 and 2010, the number of oxycodone-related deaths in Florida increased by 345 percent. Last year, of the estimated 53 million oxycodone doses sold to medical practitioners in the United States, more than 85 percent were bought in Florida.

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    June 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    I am trying to find out what is going on with CVS in Virginia, my family member has been a customer for over 30 years..a pain patient for 5. Today they would not fill his pain medication.
    What is happening?

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    September 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Fight for Florida Patient Care Action Network is holding a Rally in Tallahassee to restore patients rights to opioid medications from 10:00-noon at the Capital Courtyard. Please join patients, physicians, pharmacists and clinicians in abolishing the practice of denying chronic pain patients their rights pain relief, and allow pharmacists the ability to fill schedule II opioid prescriptions written by board certified pain physicians. Don’t let the government get between a patient the their doctor.

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