question about medications

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Registered: 09-12-2003
question about medications
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 12:40pm

So my 7 year old was just prescribed Concetra this is our first experience with medication for ADHD. We've been seeing a nurse practitioner because its easier to get in. His regular pedi moved to a different office, same practice, I would love to keep seeing him but can't get there, the other 2 dr i really like are on maturnity leave, and we've seen the NP before and we like her, she consulted with 2 other dr in office as well on his case first. We finally get to pharmacy this morning, our insurance is an issue they want it all mail away if not it HAS to be an assigned CVS, Well 2 issues no DEA number and Dr didn't sign just NP, call pedi office they have NEVER heard of this they have NP write these all the time but had DH go up there get a Dr to sign and get the DEA

Now next issue is people are telling me you can't mail away yet when I checked the cost on my Rx plan (its seperate from my health insurance) it gave me a price for pick and mail away for this extact medicine, so can you use mail away? For us its a 1/3 of the cost if we can mail away. Obviously we need to get dosage down but why would it be on the website if not an option?

Just seems I am getting so much different information....

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 4:34pm

I know that my ped's office is very strict about these prescriptions since it's a controlled substance.