I have recently gotten married, and so my last name has changed. I went to the doctor, got my medication (with my new last name), but when my pharmacy filled it they put the old name on the bottle. Is it legal to fill a prescription under a different name than what it was written out to?
My last name has legally changed, and my pharmacy filled my prescription under my old name?
Question posted by SherryMWT on 23 Dec 2014
Last updated on 20 December 2020 by John8008S
I assume you're a regular and they know you? I had a similar incident happen one time where I went to the doctor and got a script, and they put my middle name instead of my first name like normal. Showed I.D and was good to go. If you changed your name then you should tell them you would like to update your profile. That way you don't run into a newbie tech or a "floater" pharmacist who might not be so helpful. Best of luck.
So they didn't change the computer, what is the big deal. Both names were yours. If it was an alias then it would be a problem. If its important to you tell them about it the next time you go in.
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