This past weekend, I (a pharmacy tech) subbed at a very busy 24-hour store with a 24-hour pharmacy in a rough neighborhood right across the street from a hospital. For reference, my home store is only moderately busy, in a luxury neighborhood surrounded by 3 golf resorts, so it was definitely a change of scenery for me. They warned me that there were a lot of problems with addicts trying to get PSE products, and to be on the lookout for fake narcotic scripts. 2 hours into my shift, I got a script that just didn't look right. It was for OxyContin (spelled correctly, at least) But the home address of the patient was over 2 hours away Disp #240 (written out as Two Four Zero, not Two Hundred Forty) Sig Take 1T PO q1-2h prn pain I looked at it and thought, "riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight" Obviously, the RPh had me get rid of her. Now, I know this question is maybe impossible to answer, because the best answer is "the lowest effective dose." But, what IS a "reasonable" disp # and sig for OxyContin? I was thinking maybe 60-90 would be a month's supply, if the dosing is BID or TID. The people who sound strung out who call the pharmacy always want to know if we have 180 or 210 in stock. Isn't that an awful lot? (Please bear in mind, I am a very new tech, only about 2 months of experience. And I don't work again until Friday, so I can't ask my RPh until then).