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  • Report:  #1119
Reported By:
- valejo, co,
Submitted:
Wed, January 12, 2000
Updated:
Wed, January 12, 2000

Web:
N/A
Categories:
Health Insurance

For several years, many Pharmacies have been filling prescriptions that they systematically alter for profit

without any interferences from either State or Federal agencies.

The Prescription that your and my Doctor prescribes that exceeds

the arbritary number of pills the Doctor prescribed (ie:90)

is shortened by pharmacy to 30 or as low as a weeks supply. You

and I must pay the minimum of matching pay for that medication

each time the prescription is filled. Therefore a Doctor who

knows you will require a medication for 90 or more days, will

find the prescription filled for 10 days or 30 days. Each time $5.00 is paid so the matching fund for that 90 or 100 days supply

costs you not $5.00 but $45 or $50. My question is, are we

going to allow a Pharmists to "prescribe?" Does a prescription

(medical) entail ONLY the medication? If so why not change the

strength? NO, prescrptive medication requires the information

as to STRENGTH, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, AND QUANTITY. Without

these figures, it is not complete. Alterating these figures

is falsely prescribing medication unless the Insurnce agent

is a qualified medical Doctor or the Pharmists is. Our

medicines are prescribed in the quantity the Doctor requests.

If not completely filled, the prescribed medication should not be charged when refilled short of the amount authorized by THE DOCTOR.



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