Controlled Drugs and frequent travel

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4 years 10 months ago #24248 by Brachia69
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Hi,
I work in seasonal agriculture that has the potential to take me out of town for weeks to months at a time, and interstate.

Should I expect problems getting prescriptions for controlled drugs away from my usual G.P. ?

Thank you.

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4 years 10 months ago #24249 by grappers
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Hi Brachia69,
You will need letters from your treating specialists and current GP outlining the action and plan they are following to control your pain, but this will not guarantee other GP's will follow your continued care, if you know when and where you are going to, a bit of forward planning by ringing GP's in that area may help and save a lot of heartache.

Don

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4 years 10 months ago #24252 by jo.m
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Hi Brachia69,
I agree with Don plan ahead either with your current GP and when you know where you are going and for how long you can all up and see what you can organise.
Its a tricky situation as so many GP's are reluctant to prescribe controlled drugs, especially to new patients!

Good Luck

Jo

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