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SOUNDOFF ON DOCTOR

December 13, 1997

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Is it true that doctors get a commission from pharmacists for writing prescriptions?

Larry Froelich, executive director of the Kansas Board of Pharmacy, said doctors do not get a commission from pharmacists for writing prescriptions.

"That's one of those old wives tales," Froelich said. "I owned a store for 11 years, I never gave (doctors) a commission. ... I know people think that."

Froelich said it would be unethical practice, and could be determined to be in violation of state law if it occurred.

"In some states, it's illegal for the doctor to own a pharmacy," he said.

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