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Anne
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Was this a new pharmacist? The places were I have worked have always had this policy and I have never had a script questioned. How would that pharmacist handle a telephone order from a physician to a nurse when the nurse calls the Dr for a new med, a PRN med, changes in meds? Sounds like you need to check this out with your facility and lead pharmacist, because every day in every hospital and clinic, nurses are taking phone orders for medications from physicians and writing them as telephone orders and prescriptions. In my last job I wrote scripts all the time. Dr. name/my name.

The pharmacist should look up the word forgery in the dictionary. You wrote the Drs name and then signed YOURS, so obviously you were not trying to forge the Drs signature. Best of luck in getting this straightened out.

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