Has anyone ever tried to change the law that hospitals can't give a patient drugs for a few days at the time of discharge?
I know it has to do with pharmacy licensing laws.
In America when you leave the hospital you need to make a stop at a drug store if you need any medication. The hospital discharges you without any meds to take. So, if you are doped up from meds or in a lot of pain, if you want to get your medication you still need to take the time and go to an outside pharmacy while you very lucky are still feeling very badly and are barely recovered enough to leave the hospital.
They release psychiatric patients without meds for the next day. Missing one day of medication can be a very big deal for some.
I think it is just awful! It really bothers me.
I was wondering if there ever has been a bill or some sort of move in congress to change the laws surrounding this. It makes no sense.