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.
See also: fill, prescription
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"The pilot will be a valuable program, providing Tricare beneficiaries with better access to pharmacist care and freedom to choose where to fill their prescriptions," NACDS and NCPA wrote in the letter.
Researchers also noted that about 30 percent of patients who just received a stent fail to fill their prescriptions within three days of hospital discharge.
High-income patients were almost three times more likely to fill their prescriptions.
The agreement will once again allow customers of Express Scripts fill their prescriptions at Walgreens pharmacy stores, according to the Chicago Tribune.
In December The New York Times reported that "hundreds of patients complain daily to the Food and Drug Administration that they are unable to find a pharmacy with enough pills to fill their prescriptions."
3/4 A Americans don't always take medication as directed, and one in three people never even fill their prescriptions.
"Many Express Scripts patients may be concerned that they will not have a pharmacy to fill their prescriptions at the start of the new year," Shop 'n Save pharmacy district manager Chris Basler said when the plan to accept Express Scripts-covered prescriptions at its stores in Greater St.
-- Modest reductions in medication copayments can encourage patients with diabetes to fill their prescriptions and use their drugs, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.
To support veterans and their families during major emergencies, especially natural disasters, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun to deploy mobile pharmacies that will provide vital medicine when patients are unable to fill their prescriptions. VA will also open the facilities to help communities during major disasters and other emergencies.
When faced with increases, 37% of chronically ill consumers missed doses, split pills or did not fill their prescriptions altogether.
NEW YORK -- The convenience of a supermarket's location is, by far, the biggest factor in convincing pharmacy patients to select their food store to fill their prescriptions.
An estimated one in six patients who leave the hospital after receiving a drug-coated stent implant do not fill their prescriptions for a blood thinner medication--a decision that doubles their risk of a subsequent heart attack or death compared with those patients who get their prescriptions filled immediately, according to a study published in the April 20 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.
The project focused on selected patients discharged from Health Sciences North who fill their prescriptions at one of the five participating SDM locations in greater Sudbury.
As a result, Express Scripts will no longer be the plan's PBM, and employees will once again be able to fill their prescriptions at Walgreens beginning July 1.
-- Maintaining the right of military families and veterans to choose where they fill their prescriptions through the TRICARE program has been a primary goal of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).