Here's the situation:
A woman picked up a brand new prescription for Byetta today. Before leaving the pharmacy, she asked me to show her how to set up the pen. I took out the pen to show her and realized that she would need pen needles to use it. I asked if she had a box of pen needles at home, and she, of course, said no.
Well, the doctor never phoned in a prescription for the pen needles. To me... if a doctor writes for byetta, then the RX for the pen needles is inferred. Afterall, the Byetta pen wouldn't be much good if you don't have the needles for it. Therefore, I simply wrote up a prescription for pen needles instead of wasting time calling the doctor.
Is this the right thing for a pharmacist to do in this situation? My gut tells me that it is, but I have a few doubts. I'm just looking for other opinions.