Q. Recently I did something I think might be very harmful to me.
One of my doctors gave me a prescription, but accidentally left a blank slip attached below it. One of my other doctors had stopped giving me a certain prescription, so I wrote it up myself and signed his name. The pharmacy filled the prescription.
I realize now that I might have broken the law. I am so afraid that the police or the sheriff might come after me that I’m about half crazy with fear.
A friend of mine said that the pharmacy files prescriptions away and keeps them for a limited time. Is that true? Does the pharmacy send a notice to the doctor when it fills the prescription?
I will NEVER do this again. (The prescription was not for a narcotic.)
A. Forging a prescription is fraud and is considered a felony in most states. Even though the medication in question was not a narcotic, this is a very serious violation. That said, it is highly unlikely that the pharmacy would notify the physician that it filled the prescription. The prescription will be kept on file for several years.
You may escape detection this time but never try such a dangerous stunt again. Not only is it illegal, but it could be very bad for your health.