Feedback for Proposed Changes to the Pharmacy Act (Administration of Vaccines by Pharmacists)

Pharmacist  ·  April 10, 2016

I think it's a good idea, but we really need to advocate for Pharmacist prescribing priveleges (and not just for vaccines). In addition, why place such strict limitations on what we are allowed to inject? Pharmacists in my area are already starting to lose jobs to Pharmacy Techs; we need to do more, and fast, to start advancing our role or we're going to have a surplus of new grads unable to find adequate work with $100 K in school loans. Another question I have is, what can a Pharmacist do if a patient has a severe anaphylactic reaction (other than call 911)? Should we not have authority to prescribe and administer initial treatment eg. epinephrine? I realize it's a rarity, but it would be unfortunate having to wait for first responders before anything could be done.

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