A short time ago, his dosage was increased, but the PA didn't call it into the pharmacy -- she just instructed him to double his dosage. So he ran low quicker than usual, and I called it in for a refill. But CVS wouldn't fill the prescription, because according to their records, it was too soon for him to be needing more medication. I had to call the doctor's office, and the nurse called in the new prescription to CVS, who filled it right away since they knew what was going on.
Looking back, I wonder if the reason we were allowed to order his medication before Hurricane Ike was because of the hurricane, or maybe he was nearing the end of that month's supply (too long ago to remember).
Questions: What if a hurricane is going to strike about two weeks into a prescription? Will we having problems filling the next month's prescription ahead of time?
- Maybe this is a CVS only policy.
- Maybe it has something to do with insurance not paying unless the medication falls within a certain time period.
- Maybe there's a hurricane provision that cancels out whatever the reason is that doesn't allow pre-ordering during normal times?