Monday, November 06, 2006

Prescribing rights an issue for MDs

The possibility of pharmacist prescribing has raised the concerns of Saskatchewan physicians. I'm not up to date with the progression of legislation there, but I suspect that it's still in the early stages of development.

From the Regina Leader-Post:
The province's pharmacists' desire to prescribe drugs was a tough pill to swallow for some doctors attending the Saskatchewan Medical Association's representative assembly this weekend.

Following a panel discussion about pharmacists prescribing in collaboration with doctors, Ray Joubert, registrar of the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists, was challenged by doctors to explain why changes were needed. ...more

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