New Study Suggests Using Pharmacist Services Could Free Up ERs

A new study out of Canada found that patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections can be “safely and quickly” treated by a pharmacist, and potentially unburden busy emergency rooms across the country.  The study, “Outcomes of Urinary Tract Infection Management by Pharmacists: A study of pharmacist prescribing and care in patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections […]

Pharmacist Statewide Protocols and Prescriptive Authority

**NASPA Members, please log-in to see all members-only information** Looking for something specific? Click a topic below to jump to that section: The Continuum of Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority Independent Prescribing (including statewide protocols) Advocacy Tools Support for Pharmacist Prescribing and Decreasing Scope Restrictions Pharmacist Prescribing Publications Category-Specific Resources Contraceptives Tobacco Cessation Continuum of Pharmacist Prescriptive […]

Pharmacist Prescribing for Tobacco Cessation Medications

Currently, there are 8 states with statutes or regulations that allow pharmacists to prescribe tobacco cessation aids (without a CPA). Tobacco Cessation Prescribing Map  Advocacy Resources Pharmacist-provided tobacco cessation services fact sheet Minnesota Pharmacists Association issue brief Pharmacist prescribing tobacco cessation infographic  Pharmacist prescriptive authority for smoking cessation medications in the United States. Adams […]

Support for Pharmacist Prescribing and Decreasing Scope Restrictions

It’s not just pharmacists who think it makes sense to expand pharmacy scope of practice restrictions and allow pharmacists to prescribe. Below are some of the many examples supporting the concept. On the physician shortage problem: …independent practice for non-physician practitioners is likely at the crux of an immediate solution. Although we’re running low on […]

Idaho Prescribing Rules Go Live July 1, Pharmacies Are Ready

On July 1, 2018, Idaho regulations governing pharmacists’ independent prescriptive authority for more than 20 categories of medications officially go into effect. Already, pharmacists in Idaho can prescribe tobacco cessation aids, immunizations, epinephrine, and more. Idaho’s new authority gives pharmacists the ability to prescribe medications used to prevent travel-related illness, treat common conditions, close clinical […]