Thursday, April 05, 2007

New laws give Alberta pharmacists prescribing power

From the Canadian Press:
Pharmacists in Alberta now have the precedent-setting power to prescribe medications, but grave concerns remain over their ability to make the right diagnoses.

Laws that took effect Sunday morning make Alberta pharmacists the first in North America to be legally and independently allowed to prescribe drugs for minor conditions or in urgent situations.

They will also be entitled to modify or alter the dosages and duration of prescriptions written by doctors. ...more

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