Selected Commentary


Co-Signing of Prescriptions

The College has become aware that physicians are being approached by various entities to provide their signatures to prescriptions issued in the United States, but which could then be filled by a Canadian pharmacy. While these approaches have mostly previously been aimed at members living in the United States, it now appears that physicians in New Brunswick are being approached as well. Physicians are reminded that the co-signing of a prescription, without the possibility of direct patient assessment, is considered improper and could result in a complaint and disciplinary action.