Pharmacy Question for the Week of October 21, 2019

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week


What are the common things pharmacists may miss when adhering to the controlled substance act?


According to the Pharmacy Times article “Little Known Laws and Regulations the Community Pharmacist Should Know,” the following areas are commonly missed:

  • “Controlled substance prescriptions cannot be stamped
  • Doctor’s first and last name must be on the prescription
  • The patient’s address must be on the front of the prescription
  • Controlled substances must be filled once before they can be transferred.”