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Expanded pharmacy technician roles: accepting verbal prescriptions and communicating prescription transfers.

Frost TP, Adams AJ. Expanded pharmacy technician roles: Accepting verbal prescriptions and communicating prescription transfers. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017;13(6):1191-1195. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.11.010.

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February 1, 2017
Frost TP, Adams AJ. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017;13:1191-1195.

Verbal orders can contribute to errors in medication prescribing. This commentary discusses the role of pharmacy technicians in managing verbal prescriptions and ensuring their correctness. The authors suggest that pharmacists can develop practice policies and institute communication techniques such as read-back to reduce risks associated with verbal orders.

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Frost TP, Adams AJ. Expanded pharmacy technician roles: Accepting verbal prescriptions and communicating prescription transfers. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2017;13(6):1191-1195. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.11.010.