Expanding pharmacist scope of practice

Scope of Practice, Workforce/Access Shortage,

A Kaiser Health News report details expanded scope of practice for pharmacists across the US. At least 12 states have authorized pharmacists to treat minor illnesses such as urinary tract infections, strep throat, and flu after performing rapid point-of-care tests. The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations has also noted more states allowing direct prescribing authority instead of collaborative practice agreements.

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