Regulations 101: Correcting and Relabeling Multi-Dose Packages for Facility Use
A patient’s medication regimen can change at any time during a prescription cycle.
Medications can be added or discontinued from a facility patient’s drug regimen by a prescriber, requiring multi-dose packages to be modified. This modification is completed by a pharmacist and is known as “correcting and relabeling the facility patient’s customizable medication package.”
Complying with Regulations
According to standard regulations, facility residents and staff are required to maintain updated prescriber orders that match the pharmacy labels on packaged medications. When changes are made to the multi-dose package, prescriber orders must be revised as well.
Once multi-dose packs have been corrected and relabeled by the pharmacist, the medication packs are given back to the patient.
Discontinued Medication Regulations
Discontinued medications can never be returned to the pharmacy stock for resale or re-dispensed to other patients. Discontinued medications should be disposed of based on facility policy and procedures and/or state law.
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