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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:50 am 
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Hi I'm not new to reading this forum but this is my first post. I have been on 24 mg of the Suboxone film for about ten months. I went to Walgreens to fill my prescription yesterday where the girl told me my prescription was invalid and my Doctor had died. I have 4 strips left and I have no idea what to do besides go to the emergency room and ask for Subutex because I have read all over the internet that any doc can write a script for generic bupe but for off label reasons. Any advice is welcome.


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Does this seem like a good idea or not because I think it's my only option at the moment. I live in northern Minnesota where it's harder to find a Sub Doc than finding a unicorn, Please anyone out there I really need advice.


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Hi Eric and welcome to the forum. If you still have some films left then you have some time to attempt to find another Suboxone doctor. You may have to drive further than you'd like but it would only be once a month unless they'd do a refill. It wouldn't hurt to try the emergency room visit but from what I've heard from people posting here is that if you can indeed find a hospital that will do it, they will only give it to you for three days and you have to go in all three days to get it. That doesn't sound like too much fun to me, so click on our link up top and start making phone calls right away to find a Dr.

What you got me curious about is that statement made to you by the pharmacy tech. Did your Sub doctor pass away in between the time you got your script and showing up at the pharmacy? And does dying make a script invalid? I must say that is a first I've heard of that one!

Good luck finding a new Suboxone doctor and let us know if and when you do.

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I'm sorry this happened, how awful. Was your doctor in a private practice? Even if he was did he have any staff who might be answering inquiries? The reason I ask is that your doctor may have had someone who was "on call" when he was sick or away. Maybe the office staff could put you in touch with this person even if it is only to validate the prescription you have until you can find a new doctor. If you do decide to try the emergency room definitely bring the script. And please let us know how it works out. It has been said many times that you can get a 3 day supply from the ER, but I don't know of anyone who has actually succeeded on doing it. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck - don't put off calling other doctors. You doctor probably has left a number of other patients "high & dry" who will also be vying for any available slots for Sub doctors in the region.
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Yeah, lilly is right. The doctors office should have someone for a back up. Call the office asap.

Also start calling around for a new sub doc.

Im so sorry this happened.


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the two best sites i know of for finding a doctor....
this first one, you put in your zip code and how many miles your willing to travel..

http://www.suboxone.com/patients/opioid ... octor.aspx

this one you set up a profile and a doctor's office contacts YOU...

http://www.treatmentmatch.org/patients.cfm

I'd definitely do what they said above, Call the office and see if they can help you...
AND I'd immediately start looking for a new doctor, too.
Just for a "back up" plan!!

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Thanks for the input I got the script in December but could not fill it until this last friday, and he was the only doc at the practice and we have been trying to get ahold of his wife because she was his secretary but I'm sure she is still grieving. I went to the emergency room and the Doctor there didn't do anything for me but he also said he had never heard of that law that makes all scripts a doc has written void so I am going to check that next.


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