Verifying and Filling a Prescription CheckPoint Some steps in verifying and filling a prescription may vary depending on the facility. However, one of the first steps in providing medication to a patient is to receive the actual order. Most prescriptions are brought to the pharmacy by hand, but in many states they are received via fax, e-mail or by phone. Before the prescription can be filled, certain information must be verified such as patients name and address, prescribers information, date, inscription, signa, DAW, signature of prescriber, amount of refills and DEA number of prescriber. Once all of that information has been verified, the technician must verify the medication being ordered and review directions for accuracy and clarity. If by chance, any of these steps are missed throughout the process, there could be a
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