What's a Prescription? - Duke's Materia Tonica

July 20, 2017 19:30

A Prescription is an Authorization to Purchase Drugs from a Pharmacy 


A prescription is an authorization that is prescribed by a healthcare professional for medical drugs, procedures, therapy, and counselling in the prevention, management, treatment, and cure of a disease or condition that has been diagnosed.

A prescription for a drug is filled at a pharmacy by a pharmacist. Some medical drugs may be purchased at a pharmacy and/or with a pharmacist over-the-counter (OTC) without a prescription. Discuss any OTC drug use with a pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner. 

Sometimes a quack physician may authorize a wrongful prescription of a drug for the off-label use, and also inappropriately prescribe food and dietary supplements for the treatment of diseases and conditions. Indeed, a quack wrongly prescribes anything for diseases and conditions.

Self-medication is Slang for Using Drugs Recreationally 

Self-medication and self-treatment (aka. treatment with self-care) is colloquial slang used by the medical industry and government agencies for when someone uses drugs without a prescription recreationally or uses recreational drugs and intoxicants for the wrong view and false feelings of well-being.divider wide darker

Foods and Dietary Supplements Cannot Be Prescribed

Food and dietary supplements cannot be prescribed as drugs since food and supplements do not prevent, manage, treat, or cure diseases and conditions; instead food and supplements support, build, and promote health, wellness, and well-being.