Pharmacists to get new powers April 2

Improved access to drug treatment will be available to Albertans starting tomorrow, as the role of the province’s pharmacists officially expands.

Under the new Pharmacy and Drug Act, patients running low on prescription drugs will be able to get an emergency refill from their local pharmacy.

Pharmacists whose skills have been vetted by the Alberta College of Pharmacists will be allowed to prescribe most drugs and set up drug therapy plans in co-operation with a physician — or when a doctor temporarily isn’t available.  Read More….

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