Where are my meds?

On Tuesday, Jan 28 the snow made the roads hazardous. So it did not surprise me when the mail carrier never made it to my house that day. I had been particularly alert to listen for the mail truck because I was expecting a delivery of prescription medications from my mail order pharmacy. (I am retired military and TRICARE almost forces me to use their mail order pharmacy.) I did not want those prescriptions to set out in my mailbox when the temperature was way below freezing. As I mentioned, the mail was never delivered that day.

My prescription order had a US Postal Service tracking number. So late Tuesday evening I went online to check the status of the order. Imagine my surprise when the official USPS tracking status reported: '3:40 p.m., notice left. (No authorized recipient available).'

I already knew that the US Postal service was a financial disaster. I already knew that their facilities on Greenville Street and Postal Parkway rate even lower in my customer convenience satisfaction than getting a driver's license at the Georgia Department of Driver Services. But now I know that the US Postal Service lies as well. No authorized recipient available? My response is a military 'BRAVO SIERRA' to that. I was at home all day, and the mail never got delivered.

Now I worry that my prescription drugs, with directions to keep them stored at room temperature, are sitting in an unheated mail truck on a night when the temperature is predicted to drop to 17 degrees.

Will the US Postal Service tell me that it really doesn't matter that my prescription drugs for the next 90 days are sitting in a freezing mail truck tonight? Or will I be taking medications for the next three months that were rendered ineffective because of their being kept at way below freezing temperature? I take these medications for my health. It kind of makes a difference.

I would appreciate a response from the Newnan postmaster.

Buford Huey 

Newnan



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