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    We had a new situation today come about that I am not sure of and any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

    We have a patient who brought in drug they obtained from their pharmacy for chemotherapy, however, the patients chemotherapy was cancelled. When contacting the pharmacy, they will not accept the drug back. Can we keep that drug and administer and bill to other patients, or do we have to discard?

    Thanks again for any input!

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    Nashville, TN
    Has the drug been opened? You would not be able to bill it to other patients. But you could place it in your indigent stock.
    Len Hales, RN, BSN, CPC

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