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Can my husband, a doctor, write a prescription for himself using my name without my knowledge or consent?

Aurora, IL |

Actually, he had his sister, also a doctor, write a prescription for a condition he has in my name. I do not have this condition, and only discovered the prescription had been written when I saw the pills in his drawer in the bathroom. I have documentation of my not having the condition associated with the medication (can do a blood test for it). I also have documentation of the medication being prescribed to me in my prescription history from my pharmacy.

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How unfortunate this is! Of course, based upon the information you've provided, your husband's actions are completely improper.

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It is unethical for a provider to write a prescription for a patient's condition when the condition does not exist and when it is not for that patient.


If you're trying to have him arrested, perhaps the better question is this: Do I want to stay married? Most people who do don't look for ways to toss their spouse in the slammer - just saying.

Think over what you want to do, and their ramifications.


The fact that you are asking these questions in a public forum, as the others have said, begs so many questions I'm not even sure where to aim my response.

First, it is obvious this is fraudulent as well as ethically improper. Second, this involves you so the sooner you report this to the regulating bodies and law enforcement, the sooner you can take a breath.

I suggest contacting a lawyer who handles medical ethical issues so he or she can guide you in how to handle the above.

Then, needless to say, you'll need to look in the mirror and figure out if your husband is someone you trust. I think you'll find the answer rather quickly.

Terrible situation but I wish you well.

Stephen L. Hoffman
Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
Chicago, IL

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