Calling All Pharmacists

This is a question for all of you pharmacists reading this blog. Why are pharmacies sending AUTOMATIC renewal faxes to medical offices? I see this on drugs that I stopped on patients years ago! I just got a renewal fax for a prednisone burst that I gave someone months ago for gout.

This may not be labor intensive as I am sure all these requests are computer generated but isn’t this causing confusion for patients? Who started this initiative? It is ludicrous and unethical. The fact that you can just fool docs, who will sign off on anything because they are overwhelmed, is only a sign of how terrible our system has become.

Are there any pharmacists out there that are involved with this? How is this effecting you? You must have a ton of unused prescriptions.

Are there any other doctors out there getting these “fake” prescriptions?

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