War on narcotic pain medication

Pharmacy filled half of my pain med prescription. Why?

This is the consequences of the war on narcotic pain medication. Pharmacies are voluntarily adopting policies to try to limit the amount of narcotics pain medication being dispensed. This is a nusance for surgical patients. The standard prescription which I write is enough to cover the needs of 90% of my patients. A rare patient needs more than I prescribe. Half of my patients never take a pain pill.

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