Prescription hassles for adults with ADD
I’m finding getting my Adderall prescription refills are a big hassle compared to my ADHD son’s refills for the same medication. For me, my PCP writes my Adderall prescription for 30 days only with no refills. Here in Texas, Adderall is a controlled substance so no refills are allowed with my pharmacy and a new Rx form has to be written and signed by my PCP on a State of Texas issued Rx form. I have to drive 10 miles to his office to physically pick it up and take it to my pharmacist. This is my routine every month.
My son’s physician, a Psychiatrist, mails his 90 day Adderall prescription to our mail order pharmacy which the medicine is then mailed to us.
I asked my physician to do the same for me, and he said because I was an adult, he could not ( or would not) write 90 day prescription. Something to do with Adults may use the 90 day amount to sell on the streets for a nice profit. Sounds preposterous. Why do ADD adults get treated different than ADHD kids?
Is it because my Rx is written by a family doctor and my son a Psychiatrist?
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