Recovering addict says Walgreens pharmacist denied to fill Rx that helps her stay sober


A young woman in recovery came to FOX 45 for help after she said a pharmacist denied to fill her prescription for the medicine that helps her maintain her sobriety.

April Erion told FOX 45 it’s a generic form of the medicine Suboxone, and that the incident happened at the Walgreens store on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering.

Erion told FOX 45's Kelly May she went to Walgreens because it’s the only pharmacy that carries the generic that works for her.

A Walgreens spokesperson confirmed to FOX 45 that filling a prescription is at the discretion of the pharmacist.

"I needed a specific generic brand- my pharmacy does not carry the brand that I need so I went to the closest one to my doctor," Erion said.

Erion said she had a paper prescription from her doctor in hand when she went to the store.