Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beware Using Legal Prescriptions After 6 Months

It's a good thing I'm no longer on active duty.  Apparently, under a new Army regulation, soldiers who have legitimate prescriptions--good for a year under federal law--are limited to using said prescriptions for a mere 6 months.  Should that soldier pop positive for, say, a controlled substance in a migraine prescription 7 months after the prescription was filled, that soldier can be in UCMJ trouble. 

I guess the drug manufacturers will be happy about this, but I pity those who already endure hours-long pharmacy waits at large military health care facilities.