Yukon close to expanding role of pharmacists, finally catching up to provinces – CBC

Apr 24, 2017

Under draft regulations, pharmacists could extend prescription refills, substitute generic drugs

It may soon be easier for Yukoners to get prescription drug refills, thanks to proposed regulations that would expand the role of pharmacists.

Yukon is seeking feedback on draft pharmacist legislation, which gives pharmacists the authority to carry out certain tasks previously reserved for doctors.

“We’re very pleased to see the regulations come out for public consultation, that’s great news,” said Josianne Gauthier, president of the Yukon Pharmacists Association.

She said the association has been working with the territory to renew the legislation for more than three years.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-pharmacists-regulations-1.4082058

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