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Mpls Vamc Pharmacy Refills

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Hello, has anyone been having problems in getting their meds refilled on time at the VAMC in Mpls, Mn ? I've been having alot of problems of getting my Pain and Nerve meds plus acouple of others filled on time. I'm 100% P & T and need these when I run out. I've talked to the Directors Office, Patient Advocate, Supv in Pharmacy plus my Doctor - empty promises every other month. As I type this I'm outa my nerve med and test stripes and I just got my Pain med in the mail this afternoon - two days later - so much for undue pain and suffering. I get so depressed I wished it was all over. Any good insight would be great .sad.png

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I live in Tampa, Florida and I have had many problems getting my meds filled on time. My pain meds should be filed on the first of the month. I get them any time between the first and the 8th. I take appropriate steps to make sure I am not left high and dry. I think many of us all over the country have the same problems.

John

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I have had my share of problems with VA Pharmacy and their sloppy meds by mail program.

Not much you can do except set aside a few pills if you can or find a regular Doc who will prescribe a buffer if you need it. I found that since most Docs in Dallas have worked at VA when they were learning that if you level with them they will help. As of today I am behind over 1 week on hydrocodone.

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Complain to the IG.

If you have Medicare check into the cost of getting them yourself; I do that now and avoid the meds by mail frustration.

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