- Category: Helping Hands Blog
- Published: Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:56
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Why Are Pharmacists Refusing to Fill Prescriptions?
In recent months pharmacists across the country have increasingly refused to fill legitimate prescriptions for narcotic pain medications leaving thousands of people already suffering disabilities without the medication they need to live their daily lives. Many pharmacists cite pressure from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that they may lose their license if they fill to many narcotic prescriptions or too great of a quantity of pills.
The overall refusal appears to stem from the DEAâ€™s war on illegal narcotics and attempting to prevent overdoses from prescription drugs. Over the past year the DEA has brought action against wholesalers of medicinal drugs who sold what the DEA deemed was too many narcotics to certain drug stores. This has caused the wholesalers to refuse to sell above certain limits causing a shortage of the drugs in some locations.