No one but the doctor who wrote the prescription, or another doctor acting in his stead in an emergency situation can alter a prescription.
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Dec 13, 2007 · If you are altering prescriptions to illegally obtain controlled narcotics it is a felony in most jurisdictions. Altering a prescription is falsification and it is a crime under the Penal Law. FRAGINAL, Can I alter a prescription pad and not get caught? Alter medicare prescription drug?
Can nursing home staff make prescription medication changes? Last week she started feeling congested and was found to be gaining weight. They had stopped her diuretic medication but had done it without either discussing it with my daughter, myself or the prescribing doctor.
They may try but they are not supposed to. I have POA for mom and every medication change is passed by me first. I did have to move mom from another facility because they were not following the proper procedure and mom was being overmedicated.1I also am durable med & fin POA. I find it deplorable that I had to continually check with NH to find what meds mom was on in the NH. The nurse practitioner employed by mom’s Dr prescribed -presumeably with his knowledge, but I was never informed. Same thing happened when mom was put in the Behavior Unit at the hospital (long story -much delayed UTI diagnosis while in hospital & bizarre, horrible behavior). Psych Dr in BU did not advise me either and additionally, REFUSED to advise me prior to antipsychotic medications she decided to prescribe & administer -said she couldn’t work that way. I didn’t think my request to be advised was unwarranted or unusual (Mom was 95) particularly after I found she had been put on Seroquel & other antipsychotics and the same UTI behavior was continuing after the antibiotic should have cleared it up. Turned out the behavior was mostly side effects from the Seroquel and worsening dementia I sure did consider the Dr’s response to me to be outrageous.0NO NO. I would go to the doctor in the facility with your daughter( especially with your daughter if she is alert and oriented times four- name date place and situation) and tell them that this is not acceptable. That they cannot change any of medications at all unless they talk to you and your daughter!!!1No. Only a doctor, an NP, or in some states, a PA can change a written prescription.2Those changes are not acceptable. In nursing home settings the Dr.’s go by what the head nurses tell them. They are supposed to see the patient regularly. Do they? The team, from CNA’s to therapists and Dr.’s should be working together for the betterment of the patient. If no one is complaining then satus quo rules the roost. Remember the squeky wheel gets the oil or in this case the attention. You need to hold all of them accountable because the system usually doesn’t. Set up a planning meeting with all aspects of care and even include home administration. When they know you care and are holding them accountable, your care for a loved one should be considerably better. Try it and you should see a much better effort in care. When they think there is a possibility of loosing you or a possible law suit, then things become very different as well. Make some noise and you should get results. Rehab time is critical in situations like yours.1Jack, Absolutely NOT! There is a law suit here. Any changes in meds must be discussed with the Doctor, Medical Power of Attorney and hospital/nursing home staff. Unless in an emergency situation and you are not available, then they must consult you after the fact. (Then the damage may have been done.) They did this with Mother and she had a stroke in the hospital. I am not an advocate for litigation, but you should check into it! One more thing along this road, but I look at it as educating people that NO! DNR’s are important in this type of situation too. Hopefully she will recover somewhat.2Thanks to all for their thoughts on this. This forum has provided info. that I needed for asking better defined questions.0This should be reported to the Dept. of Health in your state and you should have a meeting with the DON of the nursing home-make as much noise as you can about it and I would talk to her MD at the NH1My Mom was given new medications without my knowledge or approval. I’m her durable medical and financial Power of Attorney. This was a a Skilled Nursing Facility to which she’d been admitted to for rehab after a stroke. Well she had a bad reaction to the medication (she turned violent and clearly not herself). They’d been giving the medicaiton to her for 2 days before I was curious enough to question someone about her medications. I immediately told them to discontinue medication. BTW, it was her delegated Nurse Practictioner that made the change, not a RN, CNA or administrator. Nurse Practictioners can perscribe medications, but must consult with their boss (the doctor) before adminstering. I’ve no idea if this guy consulted with anyone or he played God. Needless to say, I had words with this man.1I’ve had experiences when the doctor just neglected to specifically continue the prescription and no one noticed for a while. And even if the patient does notice, they often are of the attitude “Oh well, the doctor must know what he (she) is doing..” I was wondering too, Is possibly the nurse in question a nurse practitioner with the authority to write or change prescriptions?1
Sep 30, 2018 · How to Change Anxiety Medications. Because trying different anxiety medications may be necessary until the right medication is identified, it may take some time for you and your doctor to find an anxiety medication that works for you. By
This amount may change each year. Also, people with Medicare who get help paying Part D costs won’t enter the coverage gap. Once you reach the coverage gap in 2013 and 2014, you’ll pay 47.5% of the plan’s cost for covered brand-name prescription drugs. In 2013, Medicare will pay 21% of the price for generic drugs during the coverage gap.
You will go to prison and you will lose you prescription from you doctor and would most probably be asked to find a new doctor. Health care professionals DO NOT TOLERATE that kind of behavior at all and neither does law enforcement. yes you can if caught if you alter a script in any way it is
A pharmacist may never change the name of the drug (except to generic when appropriate), name of the patient, or the signature of the practitioner.—–Q: Do prescription orders or prescription documents have an expiration date? A: There is no specific provision in statute or rule that says a prescription document or order has an expiration date.
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Each year, you can make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage for the following year. There are 2 separate enrollment periods each year: Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage.
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In fact, it can help reverse a condition or reduce the need for medication. But even healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables, can cause unintended and possibly dangerous interactions with certain medications. Perhaps the best-known example is grapefruit, which, along with pomegranate, can alter the way certain cholesterol medications work.
A pharmacist cannot add or change to a CII prescription: • The name of the patient • The name of the controlled substance (except a generic may be substituted for the controlled substance prescribed, in which case the name of the controlled substance can changed to the generic)