dispense as written
Also found in: Acronyms.
dispense as writtenPharmacology An order on a prescription commanding the pharmacist to provide the recipient with the prescription exactly as it was written. Cf Voluntary formulary permitted.
dis·pense as writ·ten(DAW) (dis-pens' rit'ĕn)
Instruction by a physician to a pharmacist not to substitute a generic form of the drug.