Problems of legislative regulation of the procedure for issuing prescriptions for drugs containing narcotic and psychotropic substances
Kazanskij Medicinskij Žurnal
The article deals with the problem associated with the imperfection of the legislation on the issuance of prescription forms for drugs containing narcotic and psychotropic substances. The prescription, as a written prescription of a medicinal product in the prescribed form issued by a medical or veterinary worker who is entitled to it for the purpose of dispensing the medicinal product or its manufacture and release has several meanings. The medical value of the prescription is that it is an
... is that it is an integral part in the treatment of the patient. This process includes the diagnosis by a doctor, paramedic or midwife, the choice of drug required by the patient, the dose of the drug, the intervals between doses, the duration of treatment and the dosage form. The financial and economic value of the prescription is manifested in the fact that it serves as a basis for mutual settlements between the pharmacy and the patient including within the framework of the organization of provision of medicines in order to provide state social assistance in the form of a set of social services for citizens of the Russian Federation. In modern conditions, it is also important to obtain a tax deduction when a patient purchases a medicine for cash which is possible only if a correctly prescribed prescription is available. But the prescription is not only a medical, but also a legal document. Prescription issued and prescribed not according to the regulations imposes judicial liability on the doctor or paramedic who wrote the prescription or the pharmacist who gave the medicine according to the wrong prescription. The relevance of the research topic is due to the fact that the variety of prescription forms in the medical field complicates the process of discharge and use of drugs as intended.