When a doctor writes a prescription for 1 per day with a quantity of 30 with 2 refills, I have never heard of anyone having a problem getting 90 days of the medication at once. That's 30 days for the original script plus 30 days for each refill. 30+30+30=90. Simple.
Suddenly, pharmacies are giving people a hard time about this, claiming that the doctor needs to explicitly write the script for 90 days in order to get a 90 day supply.
Has something changed in the laws or regulations modifying how this has always worked?
Details: USA; non-narcotic, non-addictive routine meds like levothyroxin sodium.