California leads the way.

The Governor of California has enacted SB493

This gives pharmacists the power to prescribe a number of currently prescription only products.  Eventually it looks as if the insurance companies will pay for this.

You can read more here http://www.cshp.org/post/victory-sb-493-signed-law and here http://pharmpsych.com/2013/10/11/new-pharmacist-practitioners-analysis-s-b-493/

As with my previous post it makes sense both from the patients point of view in terms of convenience and from the financial point of view of the payers (HSE & GMS).  I wonder if we see this here in Ireland before my retirement.

 

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