Patients destroying pain meds? - page 2

Just wondering how other clinics handle the situation of destroying pain meds. For example, say a patient was prescribed Percocet, but they had a reaction to it, so the doctor wants them to get rid... Read More

  1. by   MrChicagoRN
    Quote from Sadala
    I've never heard of this either. Is it a regional thing, perhaps?

    Because... The patient PAID for the medication. So theoretically it BELONGS to them regardless of whether or not they can continue to take it due to allergy/intolerance, etc.

    I mean, at its heart, the OP's question is kind of a legal question, isn't it? :X
    Yes, it does belong to them, but the physician has concerns over the patient being in possession of several different narcotics, and has chosen not to write a new Rx till the old meds are disposed of
  2. by   tewdles
    That sounds like perhaps the MD needs to ask the patient to bring the meds to the clinic then and see to the disposal.