Physicians Prescribing for Family Members or Self

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Messenger, Prescribing Corner Leave a Comment

The CPSA received a call from a pharmacist who was concerned about a physician who was prescribing antidepressants and benzodiazepines on a regular basis for his adult daughter. The father lived in a different community than his daughter and her NetCare profile did not show prescribing by other physicians. The pharmacist was concerned about the appropriateness of this and sought …