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Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists on Sharing Prescription Drugs

Q: Is it legal for me to share my prescription drugs with friends or neighbors?

A: It can be a violation of law, particularly with controlled substances, to give drugs to someone other than the person for whom it was prescribed. This could result in felony charges under some circumstances.

Of more concern is the potential damage which could be done unintentionally. Consumers need to remember that prescription drugs are also powerful chemicals and not everyone reacts the same way to the same drug. Multiple drug use can also further complicate the health consequences of such activity.


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