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DEA number and PHONE‐IN PRESCRIPTIONS

Discussion in 'Medical Terminology' started by Shinku_05, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Shinku_05 New Member

    Español Mexicano
    Hola mucho gusto, al estar leyendo un documento me di cuenta de que no sabia a que se estaban refiriendo al decir que se puede falsificar el DEA number en recetas telefonicas. La verdad yo ignoro como es que se surten los medicamentos en U.S, solo se que existen los refills, que es como resurtir el medicamento de una receta, las Phone-in prescriptions (no tengo la menor idea de esto) y las E-prescriptions (recetas electronicas?)

    Me gustaria que alguien me explique como funcionan estas 3 cosas en U.S por que aqui en mi pais nunca he hecho las ultimas 2 : (

    Les pongo el parrafo que lei de Phone-in prescriptions
    (y si pueden dejenme una traduccion)

    "Phone‐in prescriptions can lead to voice miscommunication errors. There is also the possibility that the physician’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number is compromised and used to illegally impersonate the physician to get medications. Finally, since the physician chooses the pharmacy, the patient does not benefit from the competition of a free market system."
     
  2. horsewishr

    horsewishr Senior Member

    Michigan (USA)
    English (Generic Midwest Variety)
    Phone-in prescription: A representative from the doctor's office (usually a nurse) calls the pharmacy to order a NEW prescription for the patient. The doctor's representative must know the Doctor's DEA number, and must give the number when calling the pharmacy. This supposedly insures that the prescription is coming from a legitimate, licensed prescriber. Since a doctor's DEA number is often printed on paper prescriptions, obviously it's possible to pretend that you are a physician's representative and call a pharmacy to order a prescription. There is a trend in the US to stop the practice of phoning in prescriptions--and instead to have all prescriptions sent electronically (from the physician's computer to the pharmacy's computer). It is an attempt to reduced both fraudulent prescriptions and pharmacy errors.

    Every time a doctor orders a new prescription, he will tell the pharmacy how many refills are allowed. The patient can order refills directly, using the prescription number assigned by the pharmacy.
     

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