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Old 08-06-2014, 05:03 PM   #301
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Yes, but a pharmacist doesn't determine which medicines to prescribe. He just dispenses those the Dr. indicates.
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The pharmacist will recommend a generic as opposed to a name brand though, which while very similar, still does have small differences. Same with pot. The doc prescribes marijuana. All the different types are still the same drug, just with minor differences.
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The pharmacist will recommend a generic as opposed to a name brand though, which while very similar, still does have small differences. Same with pot. The doc prescribes marijuana. All the different types are still the same drug, just with minor differences.
The physician can specify a certain brand or "no generics" on the Rx and the pharmacist can't override that without consulting the doctor.
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The pharmacist will recommend a generic as opposed to a name brand though, which while very similar, still does have small differences...
In MA, at least, generic substitution is required by law unless the Dr. stipulates the brand name.
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The physician can specify a certain brand or "no generics" on the Rx and the pharmacist can't override that without consulting the doctor.
There is no need to do that with marijuana though, with the possible exception of CBD in which case both the doctor and budtender would already know that that is what the patient needs. CBD is a whole different animal when it comes to pot as medicine, but that is the exception, not the rule.
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