Joint statement on laws for medication access

The American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the National Community Pharmacist Association have issued a joint statement raising concern about "state laws that limit patients’ access to medically necessary medications and impede physicians and pharmacists from using their professional judgment." The statement notes confusion among physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals about how broadly state laws will be interpreted after Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, specifically about prescribing off-label usage of medications that have the potential to induce abortion. The statement calls on policymakers and state medical and pharmacy boards to issue guidance or regulations to clarify the legal and licensing obligations around these prescription medications to ensure that continuity of care is not disrupted.

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