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PDMP response and my response in return

On April 8th, the PDMP responded to my letter. Here is their response:

Dr. George,

Your fax from 4/5/18 at 5:06pm has been received and your profile within the PDMP has been corrected. Please contact Reinhart Pharmacy to resubmit their prescriptions with the correct DEA number and to note within their pharmacy system that you do not possess an X waiver for Buprenorphine.

Dr. Stephanie Vesik, PhD

Daily Operations Manager

Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Oregon Health Authority, Office of Injury and Violence Prevention

How about that big type of “2018” when I sent it in “2019.”

Here is my response back to her:

Thank you for fixing the error within the PDMP system that should never have happened if appropriate safeguards were in place and effectively working.

You ask me to “contact Reinhart Pharmacy to resubmit their prescriptions with the correct DEA number and to note within their pharmacy system that you do not possess an X waiver for Buprenorphine.”

If you would note on my faxed letter of 4-5-19, I did cc: the same letter to Rinehart Pharmacy (the correct spelling) at the same time I faxed the letter to you.  I only attached the PDMP printout of the patient’s medication, not the “MyRx” page since they have no control over that.

That letter clearly stated what they did wrong and I would hope they have enough intelligence to correct their mistakes.  They knew from day one that I did not have an X-waiver as I had to instruct the pharmacist that it was not necessary for Buprenorphine prescriptions written to treat chronic pain.  He researched it for a couple of days and found out that I was right and then processed the prescription for my patient.  He should have made note of that at that time as you suggest.  Either way he knew that an X license was not required and that I did not have one, so inputting it as an X license was wrong from the start.

So instead of me contacting the Rinehart Pharmacy to explain what I already did explain to them and to try to make corrections for which I have no control, maybe the PDMP staff should contact the pharmacy to discuss their errors.

Note again, at the bottom, that I am faxing this follow-up letter to them too.

Sincerely,

Dr. Darryl George

Affordable Integrative Medicine

2031 NE Diamond Lake Blvd.

Roseburg, OR  97470

T:  541.672.8366

F:  541.672.1798

Cc:  Rinehart Pharmacy

Guess what? No response to this letter as of this posting on 4-26-19.

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