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If a prescription is written for a 30 day supply with 11 refills, is it legal to dispense it as a 90 day supply with 9 refills?
 

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In California, it is not allow. You would need to call the prescriber.
 

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Did you mean 3 refills? And it may be state specific, but I am not aware of any laws that specifically make it legal to do this and I know some states specifically forbid it.
Yep. If the state allows it, then it cuts to 3 refills. Also, this depends on the insurance plan, as some plans will allow for this.
 

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cvs system allows it. where it says prescribed quantity you still input 30. refills 11. however, where it says dispense quantity, you input whatever quantity they want.
 

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This is a state specific question. We do it all the time in Wisconsin because Medicaid requires 90 day supplies on many medications. It is just easier for us to just change it than trying to reach prescriber. We have also taken to the practice of getting prescribers to sign protocols for the automatic conversion to 90 day supplies for non-controlled medications.
 

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Depends on your state, IL law specifically allows this, including for control's (but not for CII's.)