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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Overall, more than 4 in 5 people who tested positive for HIV started HIV care, stayed in care, started antiretroviral therapy and filled their prescriptions, and reached a viral load below 200 copies.
They found that about one-third of the low-income families that left their emergency room never filled their prescriptions.
By 30 days, only about 18 percent of the former inmates had filled their prescriptions, and the number climbed to 30 percent within 60 days of release.