Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Pharmacists seek power to prescribe in some cases

Here's a pretty good article that provides an update regarding pharmacist prescribing. It primarily talks about Alberta, but it also gives some noteworthy updates from other provinces.

Pharmacist prescribing in Alberta is slated to start on April 1, but it's still unclear exactly how everything will play out. It should be an interesting few months.

From the Toronto Star:
Pharmacists in several provinces, wanting to do more than just count out pills, are pushing for the power to prescribe medications and play a more meaningful role in their patients' health care.

But some physicians' groups caution that allowing pharmacists to write prescriptions without consulting a doctor could harm those very patients. ...more

No comments: