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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The researchers linked tobacco use and a mental health condition (both adjusted odds ratio 1.3; 95% confidence interval, 1.2-1.4) to a higher risk of filling a prescription without being diagnosed with a pain-causing disorder.
Loss of the prescription (29%) and inability to get to a drug store (29%) were the most commonly cited reasons for not filling a prescription. In addition, students reported forgetting to go to the drug store (19%), feeling that the medication was not needed (16%), and inability to pay for the medication (7%) as reasons for not filling the prescription.
Together, these three books offer consumers ample reason to ask questions before filling a prescription, and to think twice before going to the doctor to demand a brand-name drug.
Only 9% said they would not be willing to wait at least a day before filling a prescription, 38% said they would be willing to wait 1-7 days to fill a backup prescription, and 50% would wait more than 7 days, Dr.
Only 9% of patients said they would not be willing to wait at least a day before filling a prescription if asked; 38% would be willing to wait between 1 and 7 days to fill a backup prescription; 50% would wait more than 7 days; 3% swould not fill the prescription if given one, he said in a poster presentation.
Burns points to a study recently completed in Ohio showing that the average cost of filling a prescription at a retail store is $6.13 for labor alone.