Yes, you may have someone else pick up your prescription for you. Please notify the pharmacist ahead of time if someone else will be picking up your medication. Make it clear who will be picking up the medication, e.g., your mother (YMMV though... this is only asked sometimes).
The person picking up your prescription should receive instructions from you on how to proceed with the medication (if any). They should not alter the prescribed dosage or duration of treatment without your approval.
If you have no-one available to pick up your prescriptions, there are several charity organizations that could use your help. These include: Prescription PICKS UP, PILL PACK NETWORK, and DRUG FREE AMERICA.
Please note that changing your prescription schedule through volunteer programs such as these is strictly prohibited. If you do so you may not be eligible for assistance from these organizations in future.
Also note that some pharmacies will not allow anyone other than the patient themselves to pick up their prescriptions. If this is the case you will need to find another pharmacy.
Yes, you can pick up a prescription on someone else's behalf. The prescription might be electronic or printed. Most pharmacies allow you to pick up prescriptions for yourself or another person.
Pharmacists are trained to review the entire medical history of their patients to identify possible drug interactions and other problems that may not be apparent from just reading the medication label. They will also ask you questions about your current medications, including what other medications you take and any previous allergies or reactions to drugs. You should let your pharmacist know if you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant so they can suggest some alternative treatments if you require medicines with different levels of safety for pregnancy or after childbirth.
Some pharmacies offer same-day delivery of prescriptions. If you request this service, there is a chance that your pharmacy won't charge you for it. However, these deliveries must be done during normal business hours, which is usually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some chains with locations all over town have extended opening hours. For example, Walgreens stores are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other pharmacies may close at night or on weekends if there is no need for staff to be present to fill prescriptions.
Yes, you may delegate the collection of your prescription. If the prescription is for a prohibited drug, they must sign for it and present identification. They will not be able to pick up more prescriptions at that time.
If the prescription is for a legal drug, you can authorize another person to collect it. That person does not need to be family or responsible for you. They just need to show identification. They will not be allowed to take more than one prescription at a time.
Your physician has the authority to delegate the collection of your prescriptions. In this case, they would have to identify themselves when collecting your prescriptions. They would also have to show identification if asked by security personnel. Security will determine what level of identification is required based on their assessment of the situation.
If you are unable to pick up your own prescriptions, please make arrangements with a friend or family member who you trust. They will need to provide identification in order to receive these prescriptions from you or your doctor. It is important that they understand that they will only be able to pick up a limited number of prescriptions at a time.
Prescription drugs kill and injure thousands of people each year. Drug abuse and addiction cause over 700 deaths per day.