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Delaware Code Title 24. Professions and Occupations § 2522. Prescription labeling

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(a) A practitioner prescribing a drug to be prepared and dispensed by a pharmacist in this State for the use of a patient or any third person must, as part of the prescription, include directions describing the exact method by which the drug must be taken or administered. A prescription without specific directions, or a prescription bearing the notation “as directed” without specific directions, may not be prepared or dispensed.

(b) A pharmacist shall affix to every container in which a drug is dispensed a label containing the following information:

(1) Prescription number;

(2) The date the prescription is dispensed;

(3) Patient's full name;

(4) Brand or established name and strength of the drug to the extent that it can be measured;

(5) Practitioner's directions as found on the prescription;

(6) Practitioner's name;

(7) Name and address of the dispensing pharmacy or practitioner.

(c) Practitioners who, for good reason, do not wish to reveal the name or strength of the drug prescribed to the patient shall so inform the pharmacist by a notation on the face of the prescription. However, practitioners who sell drugs directly to patients shall label all such drugs in accordance with this section with the exception of a prescription number. Practitioners who dispense drugs directly to patients shall label all drugs or provide a document including the following information:

(1) The patient's full name;

(2) The date the drugs were dispensed to the patient;

(3) The practitioner's name;

(4) The practitioner's directions.

(d) No pharmacist shall fail to dispense a prescription because it is not clearly written and/or lacks information required by this title without first making a reasonable effort to contact the practitioner who issued the prescription to gather the clear and complete information.

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