(a) If a practitioner certifies on the prescription form that a specific prescribed
brand is medically necessary, the pharmacist shall dispense the drug or biological
product as written by the practitioner. The certification must be made as required by the dispensing directive adopted under
Section 562.015. This subchapter does not permit a pharmacist to substitute a generically equivalent
drug or interchangeable biological product unless the substitution is made as provided
by this subchapter.
(b) Except as otherwise provided by this subchapter, a pharmacist who receives a prescription
for a drug or biological product for which there is one or more generic equivalents
or one or more interchangeable biological products may dispense any of the generic
equivalents or interchangeable biological products.
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