Now Playing: How to Cancel Spotify Premium Auto Style on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch article Now Using This Video Now Playing “You don’t need a prescription for prescription drugs, but you do need a doctor’s note.”
That’s what former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“You don.t need a prescribed drug to get a prescription,” he said.
“But you doneed a doctor note if you’re going to take it, and it’s better to do it on your own.”
Carson was referring to a 2012 op-ed by former Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) in which the physician-turned-candidate explained how he had been able to cancel his prescription for the pain medication oxycodone without the need for a prescription from his doctor.
“My doctor gave me a prescription, I took it, I went home, I called the doctor, and I gave it to the doctor.
And he said, ‘You don’t need prescription for this drug.
You need a note from the pharmacy.
It’s a no-no,'” Carson wrote.
“It is true that my doctor would have written me a note saying, ‘If you have a prescription that has a doctor, prescription for oxycodones, this prescription can be canceled,’ but my doctor had no idea that it was a no.
I was just the messenger.
The prescription could not be canceled because I had a prescription.”
A doctor would need to see a patient to write a prescription.
The drug can be refilled through an emergency room.
But Carson was wrong, and the practice has since been outlawed by the FDA.
“If you want to use this to stop using a prescription drug, I think you need to know that it is illegal to do so,” Carson told “State.”
“So if you want this to be an alternative to prescription drugs or any other medication, it needs to be done on your individual patient basis.”
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