Pharmacists and prescribing physicians

Pharmacists and prescribing physicians

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After reading the article in the required reading: “The medicine shoppe v. Loretta lynch, et al.: Pharmacists and prescribing physicians are equally liable.” Discuss the following:

  1. Identify and discuss the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacist toward a patient.
  2. Based upon your research and assessment of the case, did the pharmacist perform the required duties and uphold patient rights?
  3. Is the pharmacy at fault? Why or why not?
  4. What is the impact of the pharmacist’s actions on the patient and community?
  5. What precautions can be taken to ensure these types of incidents by allied professionals don’t happen to others? Should there be more regulations in place?

Length: Submit a 3-page paper.

Pharmacists and prescribing physicians

On November 3, 2011, the Dmg Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) conducted an inspection of The Medicine

Shoppe, a small family-owned pharmacy in San Antonio, Texas. DEA Diversion Investigators (“Dis”) seized

prescriptions filled by patients of a local physician who was under investigation for possible dmg diversion. On

October 7, 2013, the DEA Deputy Administrator issued an Order to Show Cause (“OTSC”) to revoke The Medicine

Shoppe’s controlled substances Certificate of Registration (“COR”) on the grounds that the pharmacy had filled

prescriptions written by the target physician that were not for a “legitimate medical purpose.”1 The DEA alleged

that The Medicine Shoppe’s pharmacists failed to exercise their “corresponding responsibility,” along with the

physician, “to assure that its prescription for controlled substances was issued for a legitimate medical purpose”

and “in the practitioner’s usual course of professional practice” under DEA regulation.

Medicine Shoppe V. Loretta

Petitioners challenged the DEA’s interpretation of “legitimate medical purpose” under the Controlled Substances

Act (“CSA”) and the “corresponding responsibility” standard under DEA Regulation 21 C.F.R. § 1306.04(a) (2014) on

the grounds that these standards exceed the United States Attorney General’s and the DEA’s statutory authority

under the CSA.7 On December 16, 2015, the Court denied The Medicine Shoppe’s petition for review without

comment, thereby leaving open the question of whether or not the United States Attorney General may expand the

professional duty of pharmacists to require they either endorse or overrule the medical judgment of the prescribing

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