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Can a Doctor have the right to not rewrite a prescription?

Can a Doctor have the right to not rewrite a prescription I have been taking Vyvanse for several years, my doctor writes three seperate scipts since I see her every 3 months. I have lost my third prescrition and her nurse claims she will not replace it even though they checked with my insurance company and know I did not have it filled. This has never happened and I don''t think this is a med that you are suppose to just quit taking. I have asked to talk to my Dr. but her nurse said she returns the /dr.s calls after she has talked to her. Shouldn't I be able to talk to my own Dr.
Asked On : Wed, 29 Sep 2010
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Dear Dixie,

It is outrageous that you have to be without medication because you have accidentally lost a script. And it is even more so that you are being stopped from consulting your own doctor. I dont know which country you are from but I would suggest that the countries nursing professional body would not look too kindly upon this kind of behaviour if brought to their notice.

Unless this has been a repetitive pattern of behaviour on your part when the mental health team are entitled to do what you are doing since the tablets, as you might well know by now, can be mis-utilised.

I suggest you put in a written request Explaining the situation, both to see your doctor as well as for a repeat prescription, if this has not bee a pattern of behaviour on your part.
Answered: Thu, 23 Dec 2010
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