Are Biopatches or antimicrobial pads considered medication? As manager of the Infusion program I strongly recommend the use of these products on all home health patients unless the patient is allergic to the product or if the doctor absolutely does not want the patient to have one. Some of the infusion companies we work with will automatically send these products to the patients home others require a doctors order. When I spoke to the Biopatch rep I asked if her product was considered a medication and the answer was no, it is a device. My understanding is that if a product is considered a device, it does not require a doctos order. Am I mistaken?