Pharmacist Prescribing: Hormonal Contraceptives

Currently, there are 13 U.S. jurisdictions with statutes or regulations that allow pharmacists to prescribe contraceptives (without a CPA): California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia. Detailed description of current authority *Accessible to NASPA Members Only, Please Log-In* Advocacy Contraceptive Prescribing  Infographic Minnesota […]

Pharmacist Prescribing: Tobacco Cessation Aids

Currently, there are 12 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 […]

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 […]

Pharmacist Statewide Protocols: Key Elements for Legislative and Regulatory Authority

The Statewide Protocol Workgroup, convened by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, has developed policy recommendations for pharmacist statewide protocols. These recommendations include the key elements that should be included in state laws and regulations authorizing the development of statewide protocols – including the components that should […]