A recent change in the dispensing Class 2 drugs requires a visit to your doctor every 30 days. THIS STORY depicting the plight of veterans trying to get a script for pain killers. Adding more pain killers to a Class 2 drug , a drug they absolutely need on time. The wait for an appointment if this story is 5 to 6 weeks which means if he was out when he asked for his usual amount this new rule slapped him in the face. So he went for weeks without medication and a painful withdrawal. How thoughtful the PTB are, they they had a problem as was demonstrated earlier this year . Obviously they have not had to watch anyone going though one they would not have put this class drug on the Class 2 list.
We have the same problem out here in Civlant . Getting a appointment with our GP takes at least the 6 weeks as above. Using the 6 week to appointment means you have to schedule at your appointment still gives you two weeks with no drugs.
There is a simple fix, allow the doctors to write 3 scripts and schedule another appointment with a comfortable margin for the patient. Pharmacies keep strict control on Class 2 drugs which the only dispense 30 days at a time.