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Here is my dilemma. I'm a Canadian travelling to the U.S for treatment next week. My doc from the states is faxing me the prescription and requires that it gets filled before I go. Otherwise, I will be paying out of pocket for this too.
Our pharmacies won't fill it unless it's co-signed by a Cdn. doctor. My GP won't do it...what do I do?
That is harsh. I would be so frustrated too. I don't know how it works, can you go to a different GP or a specialist? Probably not in 3 days. Your GP is a complete brick wall? You would think, if he has heard about the risk of clotting that has been in the news, that he would be taking care of you and signing that prescription.
I didn't want to fill it in the states only b/c I'd have to pay out of pocket. I think I may have to try the walk-in clinics on Friday, not sure how many I'll get through. Here's hoping...I will keep you posted.
Winnipeg Girl, I think your best chance is to have your IR contact your GP with the request. I would be very surprised if a doctor at a walk-in clinic would co-sign a prescription for blood thinner for a patient he’s seeing for the first time and has no medical history. I hope I’m wrong, but we all know how conservative our Canadian doctors are. Good luck, and please keep us posted.
My daughter is having problems getting her prescription filled too. Her doc said he does not want to be responsible for giving blood thinners to her because if something goes wrong it is down to him. She left him the paperwork to read and we are hoping he will come through.
Her treatment is booked for March 7th although still waiting for insurance clearance.