How should you handle an Rx written for the prescriber's personal or family use

How should you handle an Rx written for the prescriber's personal or family use?

It depends on the situation and your state laws.

Medical associations and some state medical boards consider it unethical. Their main concern is that good judgment could be compromised. But most medical boards say that it's justified in emergencies when another qualified prescriber is not available...or for short-term, minor problems such as a urinary tract or ear infection.

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