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Novel Controls on Physician Dispensing

By Mark Pew

Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 510 | 1 | min read

As you know, I’m not a fan of physician dispensing. In limited cases, there can be benefits from patient compliance and convenience and from immediate treatment. However, my opinion is that, in most cases, physician dispensing creates a motivation to continue prescribing (because revenue to the physician is at stake) and causes patient safety issues (by bypassing the people who really understand drugs — pharmacists and pharmacies — and possibly not taking into account drug interactions). Mark Pew On top of that, physician dispensing can increase lost time by an injur...

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