b. Schedule III through Schedule V Controlled Substances or other Potentially
(1) Prescriptions for Schedule III through Schedule V controlled substances
and any other drug designated by the commander will not be refilled unless such
refilling is authorized by the prescriber in the original prescription.
(2) Prescriptions for these drugs will not be refilled more than five times and
will not be refilled more than 6 months after the date of issue of the original prescription.
(3) When a prescription for any controlled substance in Schedules III
through V is refilled, the pharmacist must enter his initials, the date of the refilling, and
the amount of the drug refilled on the back of the original prescription form or on another
appropriate uniformly maintained record that indicates prescription refills.
(4) When a patient requests an authorized refill of a controlled substance
(Schedule III, IV, or V) within an unusually short period after the original prescription
was filled/refilled, you should ask for the assistance of either your supervisor or the
Chief of the Pharmacy Service to determine whether or not the prescription should be
3-11. REFILLING OF NON-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
authorized by the commander. When refilled, the pharmacist must enter his initials, the
date of the refilling, and the amount of the drug refilled on the back of the original
prescription or the same information to include the prescription number, which may be
recorded on another appropriate uniformly maintained record that indicates prescription
Section V. LABELING OF OUTPATIENT PRESCRIPTIONS
a. Properly labeled medications are a necessity because the patient must rely
on the information contained on the label to store and take the medication as the
prescriber wished. Furthermore, a label that is neat in appearance reflects a positive
image of the pharmacy.
b. A label must be prepared for each prescription dispensed to an individual. In
addition, the label must be securely affixed to the container before that container is
dispensed to the individual.