Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pharmacists to ease strain on health care

From the Fredericton (NB) Daily Gleaner:
It's going to get a lot easier to get your prescription refilled this fall.

A private members bill amending the Pharmacy Act was introduced in the legislature Tuesday.

Starting Oct. 20, pharmacists will be able to refill prescriptions for chronic conditions.

New Brunswick Pharmaceutical Society registrar Bill Veniot said the change will improve access to health care for New Brunswickers.

"We use the example of a patient who has been on blood pressure medication for 10 years (and) he has run out of his medication before he is able to see his doctor," said Veniot. ...more

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