San Diego, CA asked in Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for California

Q: My doctor refuses to use any pharmacy other than 3 compounding pharmacies to fill prescriptions, is that legal?

After I was given the generic of a medication my doctor prescribed for me (he prescribed the brand name), I had an adverse reaction to it supported by blood tests I ran shortly after starting the medication.

I did the leg work in find a pharmacy that had the actual brand name of the medication and asked my doctor if he could send the prescription there, but he said he refuses to work with any pharmacy besides three compounding pharmacies he has in his electronic system because last time he did that it bothered him on his vacation (I have text evidence of this).

Can he legally refuse to send prescriptions to other pharmacies?

1 Lawyer Answer
James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Is your desire to obtain the medication or to report the physician for something? Speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

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