Pharmacy Prescription Requirements
Practicing clinicians, e.g., MDs, DOs, are often visited by patients because the patient is looking for medications to help remedy their chief complaint. There are five different levels of scheduling for medications (I-V), with schedule I having the tightest controls, and V being the least restrictive. There needs to be an understanding by the physician of the mechanism and properties of the medication before prescribing, and the pharmacist must be aware of potential interactions the patient may have with their other medications.
Kenny BJ, Preuss CV. Pharmacy Prescription Requirements. [Updated 2022 Sep 24]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-.