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8.7. Medical Supplies

Pharmacy Service normally provides expendable medical supplies generally required on a recurring basis for home treatment of specific disabilities including, but not limited to: incontinence supplies; colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy supplies; urinals; catheters; etc.

a. PSAS may furnish certain items, which are not provided by the Pharmacy Service; e.g., specific brands, odd sized items, etc., when prescribed.

b. PSAS does not stock or furnish items normally provided by the Pharmacy Service.

c. A limited stock of those medical supplies unavailable through the Pharmacy Service may be maintained by the Prosthetic Service for immediate issue to eligible veterans. The quantities and the amounts to be stocked depend on local circumstances.


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