(2) Inform the patient. Inform the patient of all appropriate warning
statements and provide the patient with a Patient Package Insert (PPI) (if the FDA
requires a PPI to be dispensed with the drug). Ensure that the correct information
regarding the drug is provided to the patient without damaging the patient's confidence
in the prescriber or dispensing facility. If the drug is required by the FDA to be
dispensed with a PPI, provide the patient with the PPI at this time.
Transfer to patient. Transfer the drug to the patient.
i. File the Prescription.
Separate the prescriptions into at least three file classifications.
(b) Note Q controlled substances.
Note R controlled substances.
2) Insert the prescriptions into the appropriate file. All prescriptions must
be filed serially according to classification. A corresponding file must be established for
each series of numbers. The initials of the person who filled the prescription must be on
the prescription before it is filed.
(3) Maintain the prescription files. In accordance with 340-18-9, prescription
files must be maintained for (5) years. The files are cut off at the end of the calendar or
fiscal year. The files are then to be held in the current files area for two (2) years. After
two years, the files are to be transferred to the Records Holding Area (RHA) or the
Overseas Records Holding Area (OCRHA) when the records will be held until the
retention period of 3 years expires. At that time, the records will be destroyed.
STEPS INVOLVED IN REFILLING PRESCRIPTION
a. Greet the Patient. Professional behavior and positive interpersonal
relationships must be maintained at all times.
b. Check the Eligibility of the Patient. The patient's ID card should be
checked to ensure the patient's identity.
c. Obtain the Original Prescription from the File or Select a "Refill" Sheet.
Follow your local SOP to complete this step.