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Old 09-17-2011, 09:25 AM
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I had ordered a refill prescription from the mail order pharmacy. The envelope/package received had a tear in the side and the bottle of medicine was missing. I called the pharmacy to tell them about it. They are replacing the medicine (at no charge), but he told me even if you receive the package damaged and the medicine is in there, to not take that medicine as it may have been tampered with! I didn't know this. I guess it is common sense, but I would have been trusting of our postal service not to tamper with meds. I guess in this day you just can't trust anyone! I also reported this to the post office. I can't wait to hear the outcome of this.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:32 AM
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:33 AM
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by grayma
I had ordered a refill prescription from the mail order pharmacy. The envelope/package received had a tear in the side and the bottle of medicine was missing. I called the pharmacy to tell them about it. They are replacing the medicine (at no charge), but he told me even if you receive the package damaged and the medicine is in there, to not take that medicine as it may have been tampered with! I didn't know this. I guess it is common sense, but I would have been trusting of our postal service not to tamper with meds. I guess in this day you just can't trust anyone! I also reported this to the post office. I can't wait to hear the outcome of this.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:41 AM
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The world is getting more and more scary everyday. So sad.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:34 AM
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Didnt know either! We were lucky as pills open and took the ness!
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:01 AM
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by grayma
I had ordered a refill prescription from the mail order pharmacy. The envelope/package received had a tear in the side and the bottle of medicine was missing. I called the pharmacy to tell them about it. They are replacing the medicine (at no charge), but he told me even if you receive the package damaged and the medicine is in there, to not take that medicine as it may have been tampered with! I didn't know this. I guess it is common sense, but I would have been trusting of our postal service not to tamper with meds. I guess in this day you just can't trust anyone! I also reported this to the post office. I can't wait to hear the outcome of this.
Yes, this is just common sence, but lets face it most of us wouldn't stop to think about someone tampering with the meds. I wouldn't take them just because I'm not always the most trusting of people and when it comes to something like that even less so. I'm glad your able to get them replaced, i'm sure they will start some form of investigation into where they went, especially if it was a strong narcotic. Who knows where they could have gone, in this world where perscription drug abuse is rampant it is hard to tell.
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I suppose there's the possibility that someone along the line might might have a drug problem and check these types of packages to see what's inside. But I don't think all meds can be done by mail order. A while back I had a prescription that I tried to do mail order but they wouldn't cause it's a controlled substance.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:48 PM
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This was not a controlled substance. It was just a generic stomach medicine. I want to believe that the envelope was torn accidentally and the bottle fell out, but the tear is only large enough for the bottle to be pulled through. I am just amazed that the p.o. delivered it. Whenever I have received damaged magazines and other mail, there is always some note attached. This time, there was no note.
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