for prescription refills is presumed to be within the prescribed dosage or
normal therapeutic use. Refilling prescriptions more frequently than the
prescribed dosage would require, or refilling prescriptions in significant
excess of normal therapeutic use, may be considered as negligence under
(b) If deemed appropriate in the pharmacist's
professional judgment, a patient may receive upon request drug quantities in
excess of the face amount of a prescription for a non-controlled substance, up
to the total amount authorized. The pharmacist shall not dispense in excess of
the face amount of a prescription for a controlled substance or
psychotherapeutic drug without authorization from the prescriber.
21 N.C. Admin.
Code 46 .1802
April 1, 1983;
Amended Eff. September 1, 1993; May 1,