How early can I order a repeat prescription?
Requests for repeat prescriptions should not be made more than ten days in advance. Should you have a genuine need to request your medication early (e.g. if you are going on holiday) the doctor may be able to fulfil your request.
Can pharmacies see your prescription history?
Pharmacists are required to keep records of all prescriptions dispensed and prescription medicines supplied. Any record relating to the supply of a prescription medicine must be kept for the required duration and produced for inspection when requested by Department of Health officials.
Can a pharmacist deny you medication?
“Even after insistence from the prescriber that a script not be altered, a pharmacist has the right to refuse supply after informing the prescriber of their concerns and reasons. “The role of a pharmacist is not to be a mere rubber stamp for all prescriptions received,” says PDL.
What to do if you run out of prescription?
If you run out of prescription medicine and do not have a prescription with you, you can get an emergency supply from a pharmacy without a prescription. Take an old prescription or the medicine’s packaging with you, if you have it.
Why GoodRx is bad?
GoodRx takes huge fees from pharmacies in order to capture the uninsured market AND encourages patients not to use their own insurance so they don’t have to pay the pharmacies. Typically, the pharmacies lose money on these transactions.