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Pharmacists changing prescriptions (new law)

Published (5/29/2009)
By Patty Ostberg
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Pharmacists will be able to change prescriptions for some legend drugs without a physician’s signature.

Sponsored by Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul) and Sen. Kathy Sheran (DFL-Mankato), a new law adds pharmacists to others, such as nurses or certain physician assistants, who can make drug changes under the direction of a licensed practitioner. The prescription change cannot be for a specific patient, but rather the amount being prescribed.

The law is effective Aug. 1, 2009.

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