There is a lot of merit in this. My experience is that pharmacies regularly order items too soon and after discussion with patients order items that the patient hasn't actually asked for. I'm often met by the comment the 'the chemist keeps sending me them'. I have had first hand experience of this with my parents' prescriptions.
Pharmacies requesting prescriptions actually causes me more work!
Are we happy to allow the uploading of data of those patients who we know lack lack the capacity to understand the 'patient information leaflet' sent through their letterboxes mixed up with pizza menus?