Consumer Reports Highlights Benefits of Visiting Your Local Pharmacist

Consumer Reports recently highlighted four ways that visiting your local pharmacist can make you healthier.  With their extensive training and accessibility, as well as their ability to manage chronic diseases, pharmacists are an important member of the health care team.  To reap the benefits of pharmacist-provided services, patients should: Choose the Right Pharmacy: Visiting the […]

Pharmacists Help Coloradans Quit Smoking

Smokers in Colorado can now seek out their local pharmacist to help them quit.  Since the passage of legislation in 2016 allowing pharmacists to prescribe contraception and tobacco cessation products, and payment for services legislation that passed earlier this year, pharmacists are helping more and more patients quit. “Being able to provide an extra way […]

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 […]

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 […]

CDC’s 2016 Tips from Former Smokers Campaign

In March 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the first-ever federally-funded paid national tobacco education campaign—Tips From Former Smokers (Tips). The Tips campaign profiles real people—not actors—who are living with serious long-term health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. During the first four years of the campaign, ads have featured people living with stomas, heart attacks, amputations, […]

Tobacco Cessation Coverage: ACA Requirements

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in March 2010, and many of its major provisions have been implemented over the last four years, culminating in new insurance coverage available to many Americans starting January 1, 2014. Check out this one-pager on what new requirements are in place for tobacco cessation services. Also read the […]