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prescription

The loss of rights because of a failure to assert them over a lengthy period of time. This is similar to a statute of limitations, but the time period is not established by statute, but by court interpretation and the particular circumstances of the case.

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Talk to other nurse prescribers and observe others -even if they do not prescribe they are conducting consultations all the time and signposting clients to the appropriate agency for treatment, which is an integral part of the prescriber's role.
The plans also give physicians financial incentives to prescribe generic and other lower-cost medications.
New Brunswickers are well served by our primary health care NPs who diagnose and prescribe for clients under their care.
British pharmacists "sponsored" by a physician can prescribe certain drugs.
For example, with the launch of Gaucho and Prescribe, we established an Internet site designed to provide information about each of the products and to serve as a reference for the companies offering each of the products on their seed.
The fact that most of the products that may be prescribed can also be purchased over the counter added to some practitioners' reluctance to prescribe, and was married with a lack of confidence that stemmed from infrequent prescribing:
His doctor refused to prescribe a strong painkiller, giving him an antidepressant instead.
The prescribing proposal builds on the success of the 2011 diabetes nurse prescribing project, extended last year, which enables specialist diabetes nurses to independently prescribe.
When your doctor prescribes a drug, ask him what it will do for you; how, when and how long to take it; and whether there are any side effects.
Restrictions to the medication an individual NP can access is identified through a description of their clinical area of practice and by authorisation to prescribe included on their APC.