I work in orthopedic surgery and assist with post operative orders. Patients are experiencing significant delays in receiving their post operative pain medication from what can be quite painful procedures. We often receive multiple phone calls throughout the day from patients waiting at the pharmacy unable to pickup their medications after surgery due to our SP’s name not being on the prescription. APPs have our own separate DEA license and this is becoming an obstacle to providing quality care. I support removing this requirement in order to ensure patients are able to receive their medications in a timely manner.
Thank you for you consideration,