This is a poster that the State of Washington issues with a PSA encouraging anyone with a desire to save lives from #drugaddiction
by allowing #narcan
to be dispensed by pharmacies with no prescription. This was initiated approx 2yrs ago.
Today, I I tried to pick up this medicine at #walgreens
which for reasons that had no be adequate explanation from a licensed pharmacist. I called other @walgreens same thing. I tried @bartelldrugs and they “couldn’t” issue it. I don’t need to mention the horrific #opioidcrisis
killing thousands of Washingtonians and many more nationally. The fact that this policy designed for #laypeople
(a term the team member of your station labeled me) to #savealife
in the immediate moments of an imminent death is unacceptable. As medical professionals whom blame could be laid at their feet for recklessly dispensing #opioids
for years. Now that there is a public health policy to #drugepidemic,
that of 5/6 pharmacies, the #pharmacist
didn’t dispense Narcan, which at one point saved my own life, is so #wrong.
likely covers this issue. I contacted several other news agencies to help spread #knowledge
that this will be #reposted #reported
and ensure those with the duty to save and preserve life is actually being utilized. #eaglescout #cprcertified
as anyone with the inclination to help needs to do. Someone is dying from an #overdose
right now. #spreadawareness
to fight #drugaddiction.
Much more dismaying was my interaction when I called @king5seattle the interaction was without embellishing or exaggeration was wholly #demeaning
, completely #Condescending and rude and extremely #unprofessional,
I expected better from your news team. As a courtesy, I won’t publicly state everything she said but I feel I need to mention one specifically #cruel
she did say. “.... as a #layperson
I had no right for this medication nor the General public and the best course of action for #overdosing
victim was merely dialing #911”
@king5seattle #newsteam #saidthat
to report a @cvspharmacy dispensed the med with delay. After almost 2yrs too....