CMCS Bulletin on the Value of Pharmacist Prescribing

On January 17, 2017 the Center for Medicaid and Chip Services issued an informational bulletin highlighting the opportunity for pharmacists to help address public health needs. The document discusses several examples of medications that can be prescribed by pharmacists in some states such as naloxone, nicotine cessation products, and immunizations. It concludes with strong support for the concept of pharmacist prescribing to address public health needs:

“State flexibilities in expanding the ability of pharmacists to prescribe, modify, or monitor drug therapy for certain medications may be effective at helping to address such issues by improving access to care. CMCS encourages states to consider using these methods to promote access particularly to those drugs that can help address priority public health issues.”

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NASPA offers several resources related to pharmacist prescribing. To learn more, check out these links:

Click Here to Go to the Pharmacist Prescribing Resource Page