Prescription Orders For Controlled Substances

To be valid, a prescription for a controlled substance must be issued for a legitimate medical purpose by an individual practitioner acting in the usual course of his or her professional practice. An order that does not meet these criteria, such as a prescription issued as a means to obtain controlled substances for the doctor's office use or to maintain addicted individuals, is not considered a legitimate prescription and thus does not protect either the issuing physician or the dispensing pharmacist. Most states prohibit physicians from prescribing controlled substances for themselves; it is prudent to comply with this guideline even when not mandated by local law.

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