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Having the same issue, saw a Civilian doctor I was given a

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Having the same issue, saw a Civilian doctor I was given a prescription and want to fill it. I messaged my PCM today to make sure it was fine to fill and take the prescription. So far they are giving me the run around. I want to know if I have the right to take the prescribed medication. It's nothing special just antibiotics that the PCM themselves probably prescribe. USAF here.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Sure I have been seeing the medical providers on Ramstein AFB for 8 months, been sick with a throat infection, gave me rheumatic problems and even heart pain I asked to be given antibitoics to try and clear the infection, they refused, so after 8 months I decided to go to a civilian doctor and was given a prescriotion
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 10 months ago.


Thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

There is NO legal prohibition to you receiving civilian based medical care and no prohibition to you taking prescription medications. Theoretically medications that could impair operational readiness could be an issue, but that certainly does NOT apply to antibiotics.

Do not hesitate to meet with the Base JAG officer if someone tries to give you grief on this (very unliekly).

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I would like to keep my post private or remove details.
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 10 months ago.

I will notify Customer Service.

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Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 10 months ago.

Is there anything else you need on this?

I am happy to help you with any further follow p questions that you may have.

Kind regrda,


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