There are many crimes related to prescription drug abuse in Florida. There is also a felony called fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance by using a forged prescription. In order for a pharmacist to dispense controlled substances, certain things must occur. they are:
1. Oral prescriptions have to be reduced to writing or electronically recorded by the pharmacist.
2. Written prescriptions have to be dated and signed by the doctor on the day issued.
3. The written prescription has to have the full name and address of the person who the drug is prescribed for, the full name and address of the doctor, the name of the drug, strength of the drug, and directions for use, the number of the prescription, and the initials of the pharmacist filling the prescription.
4. The prescription has to be kept on file with the pharmacy for 2 years.