Selling Needles to Patients w/o a Prescription

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Carol L. Welch
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Selling Needles to Patients w/o a Prescription


Has any healthcare facility addressed the issue of selling insulin syringes to patients who do not have a prescription for insulin?

We have a retail pharmacy in our hospital's main lobby and are concerned about how the needles may be used (illegal drugs) but also understand the community ramifications if dirty needles are shared.

What has your facility enacted?

Many thanks,