Oregon and California allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control

Reply Mon 23 Nov, 2015 12:17 pm
A pharmacist in the US who has 2 - 5 million in coverage is significantly underinsured. The extra premium to cover prescribing birth control isn't going to be significant.
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 03:48 am
They're prescribed in the UK but they're free.
Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 09:41 am
they are free in the US too. My insurance went up over $200 a month but I got my $10 monthly birth control pills for free - seems a fair exchange
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 09:42 am
As a reader of this thread, I wouldn't pay any attention to any comments posted on it, except for those made by the only Clinical Pharmacist ( A2K member) who has posted on this thread. Very Happy

Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 11:32 am
I'm not discounting your concerns. I think those are legitimate points.

So do you think doctors are in favor of this law because it will push liability to the pharmacists?

Under the Oregon law, a patient must get their first prescription from a doctor. Does that sway you in any way?

I looked around for what pharmacists here are saying about this law but all I found was:

Does the OSPA support pharmacist prescribing of birth control?

The Oregon State Pharmacist Association is an advocate for full utilization of pharmacists’ expertise to positively impact the health and wellness of all Oregonians. Pharmacists’ initiation of therapy when a diagnosis is not required or post-diagnostic management of diseases in collaboration with other health professionals is impactful and certainly within the scope of a pharmacist’s education and skill set.

I shop at our neighborhood pharmacy and don't have any experience with the big chains (other than the time I had to use a compound pharmacist to make meds for my cat (and he was lovely and concerned and happy to help us)).
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