Can a pharmacist refuse to fill a prescription?
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Experts say instances of pharmacists refusing to fill valid prescriptions from doctors on account of personal beliefs are rare, but in some cases, may be legal.
Can a doctor see if you filled a prescription?
Other Ways Doctors Can Track Your Medication
These databases track doctors’ prescription-writing, pharmacy prescription-dispensing, and patients’ prescription filling. Discussions are underway to make sharing this information possible across state lines so patients cannot go ‘doctor shopping’ in other states.
Does the pharmacy call your doctor for refills?
A doctor may authorize no refills, one refill, or several refills on the original prescription. Even though your doctor may want you to take the prescription medication for a long time, he/she may monitor your drug therapy by requiring the pharmacist to call each time the prescription is refilled.
How many days early can I refill a prescription?
Most pharmacies have policies to only fill these prescriptions a maximum of one or two days early. Filling a prescription 3 days early every month would supply the patient with an entire extra month of medication after just ten months.