My friend is on lorazepam, generic for Ativan, controlled substance & She fills it at Walgreens, employee ste?
And I'm not sure if it would even matter that she couldn't get another one because the dr was out of town, the dr technically isn't supposed to write another one, because the current one was still valid. When it comes to narcotics the regulations are a lot stricter- I used to be a pharmacy tech, and we had people escorted out to police cars for it before. And the whole reason for all the pain, and the need for a new one "because they lost it" was all because of the shady employee- employeed by Walgreens. IF the said employee wasn't stealing her prescription- there would be no need to get it from the dr. So I think the fault would be on the employee- not the drs offices being closed for the holidays.
I'm also aware that drs won't give out controlled scripts if another dr has already prescribed it too. Then they will think you are abusing it. I worked at a pharmacy but I wasn't the one who pursued these things. That was the managers job.