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What is the pharmacists role in dealing with addictive drugs or drugs that might be abused or misprescribed?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Educate

Pharmacist can alert and educate bothpatient and physician on addiction and abuse.
Pharmacist also work with insurance company regarding patients habit of doctor shopping by alerting all physician regarding duplicate prescriptions.

In brief: Educate

Pharmacist can alert and educate bothpatient and physician on addiction and abuse.
Pharmacist also work with insurance company regarding patients habit of doctor shopping by alerting all physician regarding duplicate prescriptions.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pharmacists

They have an important role in preventing abuse of these addictive drugs, they are to inform dea and also the doctors in the area of any such event.

In brief: Pharmacists

They have an important role in preventing abuse of these addictive drugs, they are to inform dea and also the doctors in the area of any such event.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine

In brief: See below

If they feel the person is receiving the pills inappropriately, they have a duty to refuse to fill.
They are supposed to contact the prescriber first. In my area, certain pharmacies would refuse to fill for specific  doctors who had a pattern of inappropriate prescribing.

In brief: See below

If they feel the person is receiving the pills inappropriately, they have a duty to refuse to fill.
They are supposed to contact the prescriber first. In my area, certain pharmacies would refuse to fill for specific  doctors who had a pattern of inappropriate prescribing.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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