Pharmacy Law Essay

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| Pharmacy Law | Patient Confidentiality | | Chaukeisia Roney | 10/24/2012 |
Pharmacy Technology – Thursday Evening

HIPPA Privacy Law and Patients’ Bill of Rights are supposed to protect an individual privacy when it comes to their medical information. These laws were created and put into place to establish patient confidentiality and not have patients’ information disclosed without prior consent. In 1998, Dawn Castellano, a pharmacy technician who worked for Arbor Drugs in Mount Clemens, Michigan, violated a patient’s confidentiality by disclosing information to her son regarding one of her customers. The pharmacy technician was filling a prescription for AIDS medication and discovers the customer was a parent of her son
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Consumer must also filled out complete a form in the logbook so the government can track their purchases. If guidelines are violated a person can faced up to 1 year imprisonment and a $1000 fine by federal law and by Michigan state law a person can be fined up to $500. Also for false identification a person can face up to 93 Days in prison and a $100 fine according to Michigan state law. Some states, like southeast Missouri and Oregon requires that medication containing pseudoephedrine can only be purchased if you have a written prescription. While in St. Louis, MO and Michigan you can buy the medication without a prescription. The state of Michigan has their products containing pseudoephedrine BTC and OTC but locked in a cabinet. Some allergy and sinus medication that contains pseudoephedrine is usually BTC, but if you require more than what is offer in the package you would need a prescription for it. Cold medicines and decongestants are usually OTC and BTC. I think that these regulations can have both positive and negative challenges. With customers it can be the lack of knowledge not knowing that it is available to them. If a customer needs a prescription to obtain these meds, then it can be an inconvenience for the customer how to schedule a doctor’s appointment. Also if consumers have really bad allergies and sinus and take medication every day for it, these laws might