Pharmacists Authorized to Prescribe Tobacco Cessation Therapy in More States

More and more states are looking to pharmacists to provide tobacco cessation therapy to patients, whether through a statewide protocol or state regulations.  Here’s a summary of which states now (or will soon) allow pharmacists to prescribe tobacco cessation medications: New Mexico New Mexico has had statewide protocols for some time – per the 2001 legislation […]

NASPA Welcomes New Staff

Camille Briggs joins the NASPA team with a background in non-profit and project management followed by several years in marketing. Briggs, a native of Richmond, Virginia returns to the area after graduating top of her class with a MBA in global management from Strayer University. She received a Bachelor’s of Art of Degree in public policy & […]

New Mexico Pharmacists Can Now Prescribe Birth Control

Starting this Friday, New Mexico will join Oregon, California, and Colorado as one of the few states allowing pharmacists to prescribe contraception.  New Mexico has had statewide protocols for pharmacists prescribing for several years, but this regulation authorizing a hormonal contraceptive statewide protocol goes into effect this month. “Pharmacists in New Mexico are proud of […]

CDC Publishes CPA Resource for Pharmacists

CDC, NASPA and National Collaborators Release Advancing Team-based Care through CPAs Toolkit The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention published a new resource this week for pharmacists who are interested in developing collaborative practice agreements.  This resource and implementation guide is intended to assist pharmacists in developing and executing a […]

New Program in Tennessee Pays Pharmacists for MTM

A new pilot program in Tennessee will allow pharmacists to be reimbursed for medication therapy management (MTM) services for Medicaid beneficiaries.  HB 628/SB 398, sponsored by a pharmacist in the Senate and a physician in the House, is a two-year program to recognize pharmacists as Medicaid providers and enter into collaborative practice agreements with physicians […]