Can A Pharmacist Change A Doctor’s Prescription?

At WUTH, pharmacists can make adjustments to drug therapy, provided that the change is discussed with a doctor and the discussion documented in the patient’s record.

In most instances the pharmacist will discuss with the doctor before a change to the prescription is made.

Can a pharmacist change prescription to generic?

Each state has a law that allows pharmacists to substitute less expensive generic drugs for many brand names. However, if your doctor specifies that a brand name must be dispensed, then the pharmacist may not substitute the generic.

Can a pharmacist refuse a prescription?

Six states, including Arizona, have laws or regulations that allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense medication for religious or moral reasons without any obligation to the patient, such as transferring the prescription to another pharmacist or pharmacy, according to the National Women’s Law Center.28 Jul 2018

Can doctors write prescriptions for themselves?

While it’s not illegal for doctors to self-prescribe most types of medication (with the exception of controlled substances), researchers as well as the American Medical Association generally consider it a bad idea. For one, doctors aren’t the most objective prescribers when they’re treating themselves.29 Feb 2012

Can I photocopy a prescription?

Can I photocopy my prescription for personal use? No. A prescription can not be copied unless done so by a pharmacist. The pharmacist must place appropriate stamps and notes on a copied prescription and sign the copy.

Can I ask pharmacist for generic?

The pharmacist can tell you and then call your doctor to discuss changing the prescription accordingly. If there is no generic equivalent available, ask your doctor or pharmacist if there is a generic alternative that would be clinically appropriate for you.26 Nov 2012

Why Generic drugs are cheaper?

Actually, generic drugs are only cheaper because the manufacturers have not had the expenses of developing and marketing a new drug. When a company brings a new drug onto the market, the firm has already spent substantial money on research, development, marketing and promotion of the drug.