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Colorado Pharmacists Can Prescribe Contraception

by admin on February 22nd, 2017 at 6:47 am

With the passage of Colorado SB 16-135, which allows the Boards of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medicine to collaborate on statewide protocols to address public health needs and improve patient outcomes, Colorado becomes the third state to authorize pharmacists to prescribe oral contraception.

Once trained, qualified pharmacists will screen all patients seeking pharmacist-prescribed contraception for potential contraindications and underlying health conditions in order to determine the most appropriate contraception for each individual patient.

Colorado is also considering a similar collaborative statewide protocol that would authorize pharmacists to furnish smoking cessation medications.






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