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Old 13 November 2011, 08:33 PM
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Comment: I was told that soon you will only be allowed to carry 5 pills of
each prescription medication on you when you're out in public. Someone
said Kentucky already has a law like that, however, I could not find any
information on this at all. I currently take over 20 medications and
having only a handful of each will be confusing if I can't refer to the
bottle they're in. I have four or five pills that are round and white and
without the names of them I won't know which is which. I was wondering if
you could check into this for me.
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Old 13 November 2011, 08:39 PM
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Okay, I know there are some strange laws, but really, how on earth would this one be enforced? Are the police going to start randomly checking everyone's purse and pockets? What basis will they have for such an unreasonable search and are they going to confiscate the prescriptions of persons who violate this law, even diabetics and heart patients? And most importantly, what possible basis would any state have for such a law?
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Old 13 November 2011, 08:44 PM
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And don't some prescriptions require more than 5 pills a day? I guess you can't leave the house.
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Old 13 November 2011, 08:49 PM
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If you are carrying medications, always carry them either in the bottle or in a container with the prescription label attached.
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Old 13 November 2011, 09:08 PM
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If you are carrying medications, always carry them either in the bottle or in a container with the prescription label attached.
Exactly, because if g-you have a valid prescription for whatever medication it is, g-you're in the clear.
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Old 13 November 2011, 09:18 PM
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But apparently the new law will say;
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you will only be allowed to carry 5 pills of
each prescription medication on you when you're out in public.
I read that to mean in any form, prescription bottle or not. I just can't see that being constitutional, but then I'm Canadian.
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Old 13 November 2011, 10:48 PM
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Yeah and in Canada, you have free health care. The police will stop you and check. If you don't have more than 5 pills, they will give you some.
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Old 13 November 2011, 11:17 PM
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Oh, I wish! Without my private health insurance, one of my prescriptions is over $100 a month and the other one is around $80. I'll have to try that and see if our nice, polite RCMP officers will subsidize me.
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Old 13 November 2011, 11:38 PM
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How could you buy your prescriptions in the first place? You'd have to transport them in public, wouldn't you? Or would you have to go to a pharmacy and buy five at a time? That could really eat up a lot of time.
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Old 14 November 2011, 04:28 AM
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Ohhh, never thought of that, hmmm. I guess you have to go to the pharmacy whenever you need them and take them there. A bit inconvenient, but certainly worth it to stop.....hold on, stop what exactly?
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Old 14 November 2011, 06:28 AM
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How could you buy your prescriptions in the first place? You'd have to transport them in public, wouldn't you? Or would you have to go to a pharmacy and buy five at a time? That could really eat up a lot of time.
Almost all of my prescriptions are sent right to my home through the mail, but that's through my insurance. The temperature sensitive ones still have to be picked up in person most of the time, though.
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Old 14 November 2011, 01:28 PM
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I take a medication that can only be issued upon in-person presentation of a hard-copy scrip.
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Old 14 November 2011, 01:50 PM
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Is it a narcotic? I take 3, and if I go anyplace with them I am extremely careful to have my scrip on the containers. The non-narcotics I am little less careful about, even though I know that it is possible it may take a bit to get cleared up; I am fairly sure that I wouldn't get charged for potentially trafficking bloodthinners or my nerve pills. The narcotics I think you can get in trouble for (not just hassled over) if you don't have them properly labeled.
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Old 14 November 2011, 03:05 PM
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It's an amphetamine. I occasionally carry it, locally, without the original container, but only if I have the next two scrips (I get three paper scrips for a 90-day supply) with me as well.
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Heh. On one occasion, a doctor prescribed me large doses of a steroid for an acute asthma flare-up. The pharmacy only had it in small doses, so I ended up taking eight pills for one dose.

I can see how well that would have gone down...
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Old 17 November 2011, 02:26 PM
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Almost all of my prescriptions are sent right to my home through the mail, but that's through my insurance.
Then the mailman would get arrested for smuggling prescriptions!

Or maybe it's ok, because they aren't his prescriptions?
So all you have to do is give someone else your pills to carry for you and you'd be ok!
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Old 20 November 2011, 09:53 AM
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Because my illness effects my memory I put my weeks worth of pills out in a week pack. And if I am going away, even only for a few days I back fill to the start of the week incase, for some reason, I have to stay longer (I also take a copy of the prescription) and I travel by public transport. So I would be in trouble under this law. Still I would risk it. The risks of missing my medication would be worse then the risk of being picked up for drug trafficting in my opinion.

Thank god for universal heatlh care, no script cost more the about $30 in Australia, and with my health care card it only cost $5.60, instead of $273.
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Comment: I was told that soon you will only be allowed to carry 5 pills of each prescription medication on you when you're out in public.
What would be the purpose of such a law?
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Old 20 November 2011, 09:24 PM
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My guess would be anti-trafficking. Can't think of any other reason.
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Old 21 November 2011, 06:19 PM
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And henceforth all vacations will be limited to 5 days or less. Oops, I take my medicine for Diabetes twice a day. I guess I can travel for a weekend and fly right home.

I don't think any state is that silly.

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