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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During 2008-2013, on average, 15.4% of reproductive-aged women (range = 15.3%-15.6%) filled a prescription for an antidepressant from an outpatient pharmacy each year; 76.0% filled prescriptions for only one type of antidepressant (Table).
By age group, the percentage of reproductive-aged women who filled a prescription for an antidepressant ranged from an average of 8.3% among women aged 15-19 years to 20.9% among women aged 40-44 years (Table).
Approximately 15.4% of this convenience sample of reproductive-aged women with private employer-sponsored insurance filled a prescription for an antidepressant during 2008-2013.
A study of approximately 343,000 privately insured women with pregnancies during 2006-2011 using Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters databases reported that 9.9% of pregnant women filled a prescription for an antidepressant in the 6 months before conception, and 6.5% filled a prescription for an antidepressant at any point during pregnancy (8).
This analysis used a large, geographically diverse database to estimate the proportion of privately insured reproductive-aged women who filled a prescription for an antidepressant from an outpatient pharmacy.
Each additional pharmacy at which a patient filled a prescription was associated with a nearly 2% reduction in statin adherence.
Black and Hispanic former inmates were less likely to have filled a prescription at 10 days and 30 days after release, a finding that "is consistent with previous community-based research indicating that minority populations may experience more socioeconomic barriers to health care than their non-minority counterparts," the study's authors noted.
According to the "Customer Focus 2006 Drug Store Study" from the advertising and market research firm Vertis, 58% of adults nationwide filled a prescription in a drug store in April, continuing the downward trend that began six years ago.
Among those who had used the medications, they last filled a prescription for a 24- to 26-day supply of the drugs an average of 69-84 days before the attack that sent them to the ER or the hospital, said Dr.
After the acute attack, a slight majority of patients in both the ER and inpatient groups filled a prescription for asthma controller medications a mean of 41-58 days later.