What should i do I need my medicine but I am afraid of getting in trouble if I get involved in asking again.

UPDATED: May 18, 2009

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What should i do I need my medicine but I am afraid of getting in trouble if I get involved in asking again.

I have been going to my regular doctor to get adderall and clonipin because I did not think I would have mental health coverage until july so he said he would help untill july. Then I went doctor shopping to get a refill on both meds with a free clinic. Anyway when I asked for the clonipin from my regular doctor, my discount togetherRX card said I could not refill because I just got clonipin from another pharmacy. The pharmacy just said I could not refill for one month. I acted like I did not get the other prescription and asked if there was any way I could get the clonipin because I am out

Asked on May 18, 2009 under Criminal Law, Nebraska


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

This is really something you need to talk to your doctor about.  "Doctor Shopping" is a crime and taken very seriously.  You do not want to fool around with this.

Going to the same pharmacy repeatedly or trying to fill a prescription for the same drug at different pharmacies is a great way to get caught.  I would strongly advise not doing it again.

I'm still not sure why you had to do this in the first place, seems that you should have enough meds for a month.  The details weren't clear to me.  Anyway don't Doctor Shop.

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