What medicines can pharmacists prescribe?

What medicines can pharmacists prescribe?

For prescription-only medicines (POMs), your pharmacist can only prescribe them in emergency circumstances, says Abdeh….These include:

  • Coughs, colds and sore throats.
  • Tummy troubles.
  • Aches and pains.
  • Skin rashes.
  • Eye infections.
  • Hayfever.
  • Cystitis.
  • Head lice.

Do pharmacists have to know every drug?

Pharmacists complete university-level education to understand everything about drugs from uses to side effects to how they react when combined with other drugs. Pharmacists interpret and share this knowledge with patients, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers.

Can a pharmacist refuse to fill a birth control prescription?

A Pharmacist Refuses to Fill a Prescription for Birth Control: An Ethics Case Study ( Podcast) His ruling also limited Noesen’s license, requiring him to notify any pharmacy where he worked of any practices he would refuse to perform and how he would ensure patient access to prescriptions that he declined to fill.

Why did Noesen refuse to fill a contraceptive prescription?

When she replied in the affirmative, Noesen, a Roman Catholic, refused to fill the prescription, explaining that to do so would be against his religious beliefs. She thought that he was kidding. But Noesen was very serious. As a devout Catholic, he had concluded that he could not dispense contraceptives.

When does a pharmacist decline to provide a service?

A pharmacist or pharmacy technician is permitted to decline providing certain pharmacy products or services if it appears to conflict with the pharmacy professional’s morality or religious beliefs.

When do pharmacists refuse to provide a referral?

An effective referral meaning, a referral made in good faith, to a non-objecting, available, and accessible alternate provider in a timely manner must be provided to the patient. A pharmacist or pharmacy technician must not withhold information about the existence of any treatment because it conflicts with their conscience or religious beliefs.