The Drug Pushers - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1791805

The Drug Pushers

I’m wondering how many other readers have had the experience with local drug chains whereby unrequested prescriptions are filled as much as two weeks earlier than they are due. It doesn’t matter if the doctor has said take “only as necessary,” or that the doctor has reduced the dosage because intermediate goals have been achieved. If CVS and Walgreens think it’s time for you to get re-upped, they fill and they phone.

Repeated calls asking customers to retrieve (unordered) drugs comes with scary messages that threaten that unretrieved drugs may not be able to be obtained if timelines are missed.

When did it get this way? Why did we lose control?

Erica Buckley

Westhampton Beach