(1) A pharmacist shall review the patient record and each prescription drug order presented for dispensing for purposes of promoting therapeutic appropriateness by identifying:

(a) over-utilization or under-utilization;

(b) therapeutic duplication;

(c) drug-disease contraindications;

(d) drug-drug interactions;

(e) incorrect drug dosage or duration of drug treatment;

(f) drug-allergy interactions;

(g) clinical abuse/misuse.

(2) Upon recognizing any of the above, the pharmacist shall take appropriate steps to avoid or resolve the problem which shall, if necessary, include consultation with the prescriber.

History: 37-7-201, MCA; IMP, 37-7-406, MCA; NEW, 1993 MAR p. 293, Eff. 2/26/93; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 904.