Ohio Bill Allows Pharmacists to Substitute Epinephrine

A new bill in Ohio allows pharmacists to substitute generic epinephrine for brand-name drugs.  The Epinephrine Accessibility Act, signed into law earlier this month, allows pharmacists “to substitute a prescribed, brand-name epinephrine auto-injector for a pharmaceutically equivalent epinephrine auto-injector.”  This change in the law could potentially save patients hundreds of dollars per prescription.

The Ohio Pharmacists Association also reports that this new bill enables pharmacists to dispense epinephrine auto-injectors, under a physician’s protocol, to adults 18 and older without a prescription as long as they’ve received a prescription in the past.

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