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Exploring Models for Pharmacist Prescribing in Ontario

 
In recent years, we have seen efforts to allow pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to prescribe drugs. Bill 179 expanded the scope of practice of pharmacists and granted authority to prescribe certain drugs under specific conditions. With a recently elected majority government that has already signaled its intent to introduce nurse prescribing, it appears timely to explore whether the implementation of a new pharmacist-prescribing model could further help the province achieve its key health-system goals.
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