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Should a pharmacist be legally liable for filling valid opioid prescriptions?
 

Should a pharmacist be legally liable for filling valid opioid prescriptions?

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Albeit decades of struggle, the US remains engulfed in an opioid epidemic. Physicians have been incriminated over overdose deaths. And now pharmacists may be held liable, too, even if the prescription is valid.
 
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13 Oct 2017 - General
 
As healthcare providers, all of us should be responsible in the control of addiction to such opiod medications. However I guess greater burden is being placed on the prescribing physician as well as to the pharmacist who is dispensing the medication. We should go beyond what is expected for us to do and put an extra mile in caring to our patients. It is not just simply dispensing and prescribing along with all the rules but also, it is a way of thinking if this should be done or will just be a f...
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I think patients should take onus of this issue too. As we know, many of these drug seeking behaviours are not uncommon in the US. GPs should stop writing prescriptions so there will be no way a pharmacist would be able to dispense medications. No one cqn control how much medication a patient takes when they've left the pharmacy. He might take the medications as prescribed, or OD on them. The pharmacist should not be held liable if they have dispensed it legally and have gone through the mai...
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