fill (one's) prescription

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fill (one's) prescription

1. To supply and sell a dose or set of doses of a medicine as prescribed to one by a doctor. Because of the strength of the medication, I have to be there in person with ID when they fill my prescription for the first time. When filling a patient's prescription, you have to be sure that all directions and warnings are on the medicine and said to the patient directly.
2. To go to or contact a pharmacy in order to buy a dose or set of doses of a medicine as prescribed by a doctor. Do you mind if we swing by the pharmacy on the way home? I need to fill my new prescription. She just went in to fill her prescription—she should be back in a minute.
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When patients have the option to partially fill a prescription for opioids, they can choose to take home only a few days' worth of pillsand then return to the pharmacy for more of their prescription if their pain persists.
Oregon's State Board of Pharmacy, struggling to resolve acts of conscience with the need of consumers for lawful prescription drugs, recently approved a policy statement that makes it a duty of licensed pharmacists who refuse to fill a prescription as a matter of conscience to refer consumers to another pharmacist who will.
Walgreens policy, a spokesman for the chain explains, allows pharmacists to decline to fill a prescription if they have a moral objection.
The true problem could be even greater, as presumably many of the one million had not tried to fill a prescription in early January, and some will not be on prescriptions at all; these must be excluded from the denominator to get a correct error rate.
Calgary -- A Calgary pharmacist who refused to fill a prescription for birth-control pills has reached an agreement with the Alberta College of Pharmacists that will allow her to avoid dealing with reproductive health products she finds morally objectionable, particularly abortifacients.
It does not include data on retired people older than 65 years, and the insurance claims data misses patients who paid our of pocket to fill a prescription, an unlikely scenario because insurers' considerable reimbursements for drug costs provide a great incentive for patients to file claims, he said.
"Someone is using it for billing: A nurse has it trying to fill a prescription. Somebody was making copies for the patient or another doctor.
Pharmacists who do not wish to fill a prescription for Previn or for other abortion-inducing drugs must refer the woman to an alternate pathway for securing their abortion drug of choice--or face disciplinary action, potentially depriving them of their right to practice their profession.
When patients have the option to partially fill a prescription for opioids, they can choose to take home only a few days' worth of pills - and then return to the pharmacy for more of their prescription if their pain persists.
The most crucial requirement is that a pharmacist who won't fill a prescription must refer the patient to another pharmacy nearby where the patient can get the prescription filled.
However, a spokeswoman for the chain explains, if a pharmacist refuses to fill a prescription he or she must take steps to ensure that the prescription is filled by a colleague in the store.
Rhode Island law fails to stipulate clearly when a pharmacist can or cannot fill a prescription, acknowledges Catherine Cordy, executive director of the state board of pharmacy.
Among the problems encountered in the Planned Parenthood study was a volunteer's attempt to fill a prescription for the Plan B emergency contraceptive.
With central fill a prescription can be ready a few hours after it is dropped off or phoned in without any demands on the in-store pharmacist's time.
Patients like the all-night access to a health care provider just as much as the chance to fill a prescription at odd hours, Lane notes.