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Ethical Considerations In Favor Of Prescription Transfer

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When a patient or an agent requests a prescription transfer, it is mandatory to be done in a timely manner. The transfer occurs between pharmacies and not members. Narcotics and controlled drugs can not be transferred. Benzodiazepine or targeted substances can be transferred only once and they are valid for a year from the date prescribed. Prescription transfers are usually done through fax machine but sometimes they can be done verbally if there are technical issues. Examples. The other day the mother of one of our patients came in to ask us to transfer Vivaxim vaccine in order for her son to get it done at her doctor's office next door. The first shot was dispensed in a Waterloo pharmacy about 6 months ago. Therefore, we transferred the
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