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

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 […]

Study Finds Growing Support for Pharmacist Prescribing

A British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review shows growing support for pharmacist prescribing in several countries.  The review looked at a diverse group of stakeholders (including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, policy makers, patients, and the general public) and cited the main benefits of pharmacist prescribing as “increased access to healthcare services, perceptions of enhanced patients’ outcomes, […]

Idaho Develops Templates for Pharmacist Prescribing Protocols

The Idaho State Board of Pharmacy has developed template protocols for pharmacists to consider when implementing services that include prescribing. Rule Docket 27-0104-1701, Rules Governing Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority, detailed the requirements related to “patient assessment protocols” required for each drug or drug category a pharmacist intends to prescribe. Of note, the state does not impose a […]