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 Post subject: Why no box?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:50 am 
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Approximately 4 - 6 months ago my pharmacist began dispensing my Suboxone strips to me in a clear plastic bag with the pharmacy/medication label on the outside of the bag. I asked her why, and all she would say is that she received a "notice" that the Suboxone strips should no longer be dispensed in the box.
Can someone tell me what the story is with this? Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Why no box?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:17 am 
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Hello,

I can tell you why I was occasionally given my sub films in a plastic bag instead of the usual 30 count box. It was explained that the pharmacist really needs to count all medications going out and it needs to be double counted sometimes. So the box is opened and the strips counted. The box is then discarded and my filmd were in a bag.

Maybe your store changed their rules and they mustcount them all individually?

Another reason I was given is that the number of films a customer might get varies. As a result of all the different amounts, box's may be opened, and say for example 8 strips could be removed. Another box may be opened for a different customer depending on who's working that particular day. The extras are saved aside to be bagged for dispensing.

That's what I was told anyway. It didn't matter to me as long as I had my entire order. Once in a while they would only have a partial fill for me and I would have to come back in a few days. I hated that more than the bags. Box or bag it's all the same right? Lol. I do prefer the box though.

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Hey SA:
Thank you for sharing your knowledge on this topic! Your comments were helpful and it makes sense that the pharmacy could be consolidating films from several open boxes.

I would like to add that I never have had a prescription that necessitated the pharmacy opening a 30-count box (for me), as my Suboxone MD always writes scripts for an even 30 or 60 films.
I wonder if it has something to do with deterring street diversion?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:56 pm 
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Same thing has happened to me but it is because of partial orders that the boxes were opened, just like SubAddict said. I still get my unopened boxes and have only had them in a baggie once or twice. And like SA said, as long as they are all there, who cares?

The pharmacy told you a white lie about some laws or rules. Or maybe the pharmacy made up their own rules about it. Could be.

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Hey Rule:

Thanks for your input. I guess that in the end it really doesn't matter whether or not my Suboxone is in the box or in a bag--as long as the count is correct.

I just thought that the pharmacist's explanation was a little odd, that's all.

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 Post subject: Re: Why no box?
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Totally unrelated note, but I thought some of you might enjoy a comedy of errors I got at a mcdonalds recently. I was with my parents so with an order of 3 meals, I got a sandwich...without a box. That's right. Sandwich thrown in bag, without the fucking box. Anyone wanna tell me WTF HAPPENED THERE???


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The employee musta been high!!!
Good one All13..
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That's funny, All Apologies! Did they at least put your "sandwich" on a bun?!

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 Post subject: Re: Why no box?
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Haha yeah but somehow the idea to put it in a freakin box got past them. Typically I'm pretty forgiving of fuck ups as long as it's nothing major, and the sandwich was fine but Christ I feel like you'd just have to be drunk to do something that stupid. Either that or it's someone's half baked experiment in human patience to see who goes back in there and flips shit on the employees.


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 Post subject: Re: Why no box?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:45 pm 
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maybe its their new policy or rules i guess.


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