Five things to know about questionable scripts

The Pharmacy Board says you should back your own judgement on safety

Pharmacists should rely on their own judgement — not the doctor — when it comes to dispensing potentially unsafe medications, according to the Pharmacy Board.

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Following several recent reports of scripts for unsafe doses of codeine, the board has reinforced that its dispensing guidelines require pharmacists to put patient safety first.

Here are five things the board wants pharmacists to know:

  1. Pharmacists should independently decide if the medicine is safe for the patient. Consider the dose, frequency, administration and