physicians employed by the Navy, and in-
dependent duty Hospital Corps personnel.
Qualified military nurse practitioners and military
physicians assistants may write prescriptions
when authorized in writing by the commanding
officer. Prescriptions written by civilian pre-
scribers for eligible beneficiaries are allowed,
but medical and dental students prior to internship
are not allowed to write prescriptions for
substances listed in schedules II and III.
With the exception of the polyprescription,
prescriptions will be limited to one item per
prescription. (It goes without saying that it will
also be restricted to one patient.) Avoid the use
of brand names of drugs and medical stores in
prescription writing. Whenever possible, use
The quantity of the drug prescribed will be
a reasonable amount needed for the patient.
Excessive or unrealistic quantities will not
be prescribed. Erasures are prohibited, and
interlineations must be initialed.
And remember, persons authorized to pre-
scribe drugs cannot write prescriptions for
themselves or members of their immediate
FILLING THE PRESCRIPTION
as the compounder in the
pharmacy, receive a prescription for filling,
you should follow certain basic steps to make
sure that the right patient gets the right medicine
in the right amount in the right way. There
are no shortcutsin pharmacy things are done
right or not at all!
First of all, satisfy yourself that the prescrip-
tion you have received is a bonafide one and
that the person you have received it from is in
fact entitled to having it filled by your pharmacy.
You dont need to be tedious about verification
the simplest and best way is to ask for an
ID card. Verify the date on the ID card.