As of July 1, 2019, the prescription drug Gabapentin is now listed as a “controlled substance” in the state of Virginia.
Short article on the “why”: States are considering adding the drug Gabapentin to the list of controlled substances.
I was shocked to see the sign at my Walmart pharmacy. I’ve been taking the drug for close to 17 years due to the peripheral neuropathy I suffered in both hands and legs/feet. Now, it’s a controlled substance.
What does that mean for me?
- I have to show ID whenever I go to pick up a prescription;
- I’m only allowed 3 days prior to the actual filled date to pick up; and
- I’m only allowed six refills.
Sucks, I know. Folks just need to buy themselves a bag of weed and be happy!