legend drug


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legend drug

A medication that cannot be obtained legally without a prescription from a licensed health care provider.
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Intentional prescription drug misuse is the voluntary administration of legend drugs for medical indications other than the indication and dosage intended by the authorized practitioner for the defined recipient of the prescription.
"It is not our intent to drive anyone out of business, but if the FDA says medical oxygen is a legend drug it must be treated as one."
The National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), which represents independent pharmacy operators, is a staunch supporter of adding the legend drug classification to the current system of prescription-only and over-the-counter designations.
Prescriptive Authority: Under current Oklahoma law, APRNs are only allowed to prescribe Legend drugs and Schedules III-V, even with supervision by a physician.