A Pflugerville mother claims that her son did not receive the painkillers he needed after he had injured his leg.
Corey Amador says she took her 10-year-old to Baylor Scott & White's emergency room in Pflugerville after injuring himself on Saturday during martial arts training.
After diagnosing a broken tibia, Corey said that doctors recommended over-the-counter medications to treat his pain.
However, Amador says when they got home Obviously, her son needed something stronger.
She immediately called the emergency room to apply for a pain prescription.
According to Amador, the doctors told her that they could not prescribe painkillers because they did not have the required prescription pads.
"They said we can not because we are out of shape," says Amador.
After complaining online, Amador says that doctors electronically demanded a less powerful drug for her son. 19659003] Baylor Scott & White Sent to CBS Austin's Allegation on Amador Claims:
"Although we can not provide a person's care plan based on privacy laws, we can tell you that Baylor Scott & White Medical doctors Center – Pflugerville are able to prescribe painkillers for patients as part of the treatment plan.These prescriptions may be issued to patients in written form or transmitted electronically to a pharmacy. "
Dr. David Fleeger, president-elect of the Texas Medical Association, is not affiliated with Baylor Scott & White, but says a notepad backlog exists, preventing some doctors from writing prescription prescriptions.
According to Dr. Fleeger stems from a new request from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
In September 2018, TSBP began to impose a requirement for doctors to use new prescription pads for the section II drugs including narcotics, opioids, Adderall, etc.
According to TSBP, the new pads provide protection against counterfeiting
However, due to the volume of inquiries and the extensive review process, physicians wait longer than usual to receive them.
"Traditionally, it took about 30 days to get a new, sometimes shorter, prescription paper, and now it's taking two months," Dr. Fleeger.
Dr. Fleeger says s doctors can submit prescriptions electronically, but not all doctors have the software.
Under the new guidelines, all physicians must exclusively use the new prescription pads by June 1, 2019.