As a pharmacist, how can I best utilize the information presented in a patient profile generated by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
A. The Board of Pharmacy has not issued any type of regulation as to how professionals will utilize the patient profiles generated by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The thought is that professionals may use their best judgment as to how to handle those patients with the information given to them. One possible avenue is to talk to and counsel that patient to identify: if A) the patient does have a legitimate need or B) the patient is deliberately obtaining prescription medications by misrepresentation. Obviously not all pharmacies are capable of this interaction due to time restraints or personal choice. Again, it will be up to the professional judgment of the pharmacist. • Q. Can I deny dispensing medication to someone who fails to provide adequate identification? A. Yes. Wyoming Pharmacy Act Rules and Regulations (Chapter 2, Section 17, Identification of a patient) states that a pharmacist or employee must verify the identity of any person receiving any drug at the time it
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