Pharmacist Prescribing for Hormonal Contraceptive Medications

Currently, there are 10 U.S. jurisdictions with statutes or regulations that allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives (without a CPA): California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and West Virginia. Detailed description of current authority *Accessible to NASPA Members Only, Please Log-In* Advocacy Contraceptive Prescribing  Infographic Minnesota Pharmacists Association Issue Brief […]

Oregon Study Shows Pharmacist Prescribing of Birth Control Increases Access; Reduces Costs

A new study from the Oregon Health & Science University shows that pharmacist prescribing of birth control increases accessibility to contraception and reduces the overall cost and rate of unintended pregnancies.  Oregon passed a law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control in 2015 — this study focused on the first two years of the program […]

Pharmacist Prescribing for Tobacco Cessation Medications

Currently, there are 9 states with statutes or regulations addressing pharmacist prescribing of tobacco cessation aids (without a CPA or local standing order). Tobacco Cessation Prescribing Map  Advocacy Resources Pharmacist-provided tobacco cessation services fact sheet Pharmacist prescribing tobacco cessation infographic  Pharmacist prescriptive authority for smoking cessation medications in the United States Includes FAQs helpful […]

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 Prescribing: Statewide Protocols and More

**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 Strep and Flu Naloxone […]

Doctor says pharmacists are qualified to prescribe

Kevin Bozic, M.D., MBA Question leading to this response (1:28:42): Are there legal impediments now that you are experiencing … as a physician … that might facilitate … what patients hold important? Longer portion of response: Meeting information   Click Here to Go to the Pharmacist Prescribing Resource Page