Is a caregiver allowed to pickup prescription medicine for elderly person living in assisted living center?

I am conducting research on this topic and writing a paper about it. Answer would be helpful.


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    This is going to depend tremendously on the location and on what the prescription is for. I doubt the age or living circumstances of the patient are relevant. I have picked up prescriptions for other people and they have picked them up for me, but all that demonstrates is that a handful of pharmacists are willing to hand over pretty mild things under some circumstances. May 7 '17 at 15:27
  • Short answer. If you are in the US, most likely, yes.
    – L.B.
    May 8 '17 at 15:45
  • Pharmacies have their own policies; if a patient called the pharmacy to specify that an individual can pick up prescriptions for them, it facilitates it.
    – DoctorWhom
    Jul 19 '17 at 7:13

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