I know there's an opioid epidemic that is apparently a leading cause of accidental death, so I wasn't entirely surprised when I got a call from Walgreens about a script I wrote for one week of narcotic for a patient to go home with.
I was like, fine, if Walgreens wants to call every single doctor to ask him about every single opioid prescription, let them do it. Maybe it's a good idea.
But then Walgreens started asking me questions about the patient. Like their diagnosis. And I felt a little uncomfortable giving that information out, so I didn't. Isn't it a violation of HIPAA for Walgreens to be asking me patient information? I don't know if I would want Walgreens to know all my medical information.