supplies for people doing without

By gregsteele Latest Reply 2010-06-07 19:14:38 -0500
Started 2010-06-06 11:26:49 -0500

Concerning the discussion i started earlier i would like to hear from people in other states about their laws concerning syringes here in AR no script is needed but i know that some states require documentation to buy and or possess them love to all GREG

11 replies

ccritch 2010-06-07 12:30:17 -0500 Report

I know that if you are a regular for insulin and syringes and you run out and your doctor can't be paged they will give you 1 package of syringes to get you buy as long as you pay for it and you have a history of insulin use. This happened to me once and I needed it I don't know about now, this was probably 3 years ago.


ston3xc 2010-06-07 09:18:57 -0500 Report

Same here in Indiana, you need a script for syringes and insulin. A few years ago you could get both without but now you can't. I personally think that they did that so they could charge more, yeah, seriously.

Diane987 2010-06-06 16:21:06 -0500 Report

I live in New Jersey. Here you have to have a script for syringes. You can buy insulin without a script though.

gregsteele 2010-06-06 16:36:38 -0500 Report

That makes no sense dose it a drug no script a syringe needs a script we need uniform laws thanks for the reply hope you have a great day love to all GREG

Diane987 2010-06-07 11:22:35 -0500 Report

The thought process is that syringes are used by some drug abusers and need to be controlled, but insulin is not. Because insulin is necessary and life saving medication, especially for type 1, they make it readily available. Could you imagine needing a script if you accidentally broke your last bottle on a weekend?

gregsteele 2010-06-07 13:30:12 -0500 Report

Here in AR you need a script for the insulin but not for syringes the thinking is they would rather give addicts clean needles than have to treat them for hiv,hep and such since it would probably end up being the state footing the bill

Emma2412 2010-06-07 11:09:23 -0500 Report

Hi. I'm from NJ, too. I didn't know that about insulin. I don't have to take insulin, thankfully, but where would you get it if you did need it without a prescription? The Internet? God! That scares me.

Diane987 2010-06-07 11:25:35 -0500 Report

You're in NJ too! North, South, Central or Shore? Im in southern NJ about 15 miles from Philadelphia PA.

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