Pa. considers limiting transferring prescriptions

    The AP reports that Pennsylvania officials are watching efforts by Ohio officials to limit the number of times consumers can transfer prescriptions between pharmacies to see whether the commonwealth might try a similar plan.

    Since the beginning of the year, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy has barred prescriptions from being transferred to a different pharmacy more than once a year, with few exceptions.

    Retailers have been competing to fill prescriptions in the hope of luring shoppers. But officials say they are worried that errors in dosage, names and frequency could creep in as the prescriptions are transferred again and again.

    Feed the Feed: Have you ever had a prescription error? Do you think transfer limits would help, or would restrictions simply be an annoyance?

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