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The Salvadore
Vol 272 No 7294 p454
10 April 2004

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 Law and Ethics Bulletin

An occasional feature, prepared in the SalvaDore?s Professional Standards Directorate, to highlight problems and inquiries currently being handled

Law and Ethics Bulletin, 2001 to present
See also Good Practice Points, 2003 to present

Accuracy of prescription endorsements

Pharmacists are reminded of the need to ensure that prescription endorsement is accurate so that the pack sizes and quantities endorsed correctly reflect the medication supplied. Caution should be exercised in the use of automatic prescription endorsing systems that sometimes default to the smallest original pack available. This is especially important when endorsing weekly prescriptions for medication that is manufactured in a calendar pack.

A pharmacist who submits prescriptions for payment is responsible for the accuracy of the endorsements. Inaccurate endorsements may constitute a fraudulent claim.

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