Emergency Supplies

Emergency supplies

From time to time there will be instances when pharmacists are required to make an emergency supply of a medicine, either at the request of a prescriber who, for one reason or another, is unable to furnish a prescription at that time, or at the request of a patient who is unable to practically obtain a prescription and has an immediate need to take the medicine.

Conditions that govern supply, record keeping and labelling requirements vary depending on whether the request is by a prescriber or patient. It is important that pharmacists are not forced or coerced into providing medicines without a prescription and are instead aware of the conditions and procedures in place to safety and competently provide an emergency supply of medication should the situation require it.

For full guidance on emergency supplies please see here