An interesting issue I ran into having a TRT doctor out of state last year
The Publix pharmacy refused to fill my Testosterone prescription. Their explanation was that because it's a controlled substance it should be filled only if it's by a provider I have actual physical face to face contact with.
This even after I told my Dr. He even got on a Zoom call on my phone and I handed it to the pharmacy tech. The pharmacy tech proudly and definently told my Dr. they don't encourage out of state controlled substance prescriptions because the potential for abuse and addiction.
Then again I live in state where people believe their God tells them no alcohol before noon on Sundays or they go to hell or something. Yet they practically mainline sweet tea that's so full of sugar the liquid is in slow motion like one of those snow globes you shake as a kid during the Holidays. And deep fried everything is a food group but I digress.
My Dr. was polite and explained that he wasn't a drug dealer and I wasn't a drug addict. And also explained that in all the Publix pharmacies along the east coast he has Rx's filled this is the first and only location that brought this up.
Called the Walgreen's pharmacy across the street. As in literally just walking across the street from Publix to Walgreen's
10 minutes later I had my Rx's filled with no questions no problems.
Gotta love when pharmacists play doctor! That’s a HUGE pet peeve of mine!!!!! You’re job is to fill what’s been prescribed and nothing else! The doctor I paid/saw/talked to already consulted me on all the issues. So do your job now and fill what’s on the screen dammit!!!!!