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    Giving Rx= felony?

    Was reading this thread: I need this question answerd by a police officer PLEASE

    Giving someone your prescription meds is a felony?? Holy crap! That just doesn't seem right. I could imagine getting an Rx constantly refilled to sell it on the street or something might constitute a felony.

    I have psoriasis and years ago I tried every over the counter medication I could find to no avail. Unbeknownst to me at the time my stepfather had psoriasis as well, so once when visiting my mother she gave me some of his prescription clobetasol priopronate to put on my skin (it's technically a steroid, but a topical one). It worked, and I'll be damned if it wasn't the ONLY thing that worked.

    The next time I saw my doctor I told him the above story and he wrote me an Rx for the same stuff... he never told me I comitted a crime... and to be honest I really don't feel like I did. I cannot imagine being charged with a felony for that.

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    It's not a felony if the medication doesn't contain any controlled substances. Skin creams rarely contain any.

    Here's an alphabetical list of them.

    http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/sc...c_cs_alpha.pdf
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    Ahhh ok. I was under the impression that ALL Rx meds were controlled substances... hence the reason the they are available by Rx only.

    If this is the case... then WHY in the flip do I need to pay for a doctor visit to get an Rx for some skin ointment?? Frickin health industry......

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    Beats me.... I guess they're afraid they'll be over used or something. I suppose some could be dangerous if not used properly.

    Up until about 1990, all acid blockers you buy over the counter now for 6 or 7 bucks were prescription and cost nearly 100 dollars. I had an ulcer in the late 80's and paid an arm and a leg for them. About the time the ulcer healed, they went UTC and the price was about 10% of what they were.
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    You just gotta realize he is hard of hearing and cranky, and try to speak up more clearly next time and make it perfectly clear what you were saying so there is no misinterpretation. You gotta try not to get mad at the old guy, recognizing the issue at hand.

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    In AZ, possession or use of a prescription drug that isn't yours is a misdemeanor.

    2 felonies involve prescriptions here: 1: possess a prescription-only drug for sale, and 2: Unless the person is authorized, transport for sale, import into this state or offer to transport for sale or import into this state, sell, transfer or offer to sell or transfer a prescription-only drug.

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    This thread stems from my comments to the other poster. I should not have made such a bold statement to him when what I meant to go after was the pain medications and not every prescription in the book. RETDETSGT helped me out and got the correct information out while teaching me a thing or two.

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    Non-controlled substances are legal to give away. I may still shy away from selling a prescription drug to another person. Im not clear on those laws.

    If a husband gave a prescription painkiller to his wife when she had a massive migraine, I don't care. What the poster in the other thread did was SELL a controlled substance pain killer to another person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChesCopPodz View Post
    Non-controlled substances are legal to give away. I may still shy away from selling a prescription drug to another person. Im not clear on those laws.

    If a husband gave a prescription painkiller to his wife when she had a massive migraine, I don't care. What the poster in the other thread did was SELL a controlled substance pain killer to another person.
    Exactly. Spirit of the law, vs. letter of the law. The other thread, the poster's "friend" did something very illegal, for someone who is getting high on the drug.
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    In NY possessing a prescription drug that isn't yours is a misdemeanor (criminal possession controlled substance 7 degree). In NY giving a prescription drug to someone else, by letter of the law, is sale, and a felony (criminal sale controlled substance, unsure which degree). Would we arrest someone for giving something certain prescriptions to someone else? Probably not. Would we if it was vicodin or oxcycotin? Possibly. Don't be that worried.
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    In Oregon, if it's not on the controlled substance list, no one cares. Like Wisco said, it would be ridiculous to arrest someone for illegal possession of a skin cream used to treat eczema, IMO. I have a prescription for that and I doubt dopers are going to line up to buy it from me..... But it is great stuff if you have a rash.....

    Personally, I think the FDA is in cahoots with a lot of drug companies on that. If it's prescription, they can get a lot more money for it. The example I gave about acid blockers is classic. They were prescription for years, did nothing but slow down the production of acid in the stomach and cost about 90 bucks for a month's supply in 1988. A couple of years later, they were made over the counter and the price dropped to about 7 dollars for the same amount. I doubt the cost of production went down that much. Same with the skin cream I use. It cost about $20 for a little tube as a prescription, if it were OTC, I bet it would be about 5 bucks or less.

    That's why I never got that excited about possession of any drug unless it was on DEA list.
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