DID YOU KNOW...
Patients seeking narcotic medications are a big problem in many hospital emergency rooms. Many patients are presenting to the ER wanting refills – the reason being lost or stolen pills, but another common excuse is, “I accidentally spilled my pills down the toilet.” Prescription of narcotics is restricted in many Emergency Rooms across the province.
If you are an individual who is prescribed narcotics for chronic pain management, it is imperative that you have your prescriptions renewed by your primary care provider rather than the Emergency Room. It is your responsibility as a patient to make an appointment with your provider to have your prescription(s) renewed before they run out.
Be an active member of your health care team!