June 19th, 2012

FDA Proposal Gives Pharmacists Too Much Power, Doctors Argue

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Physicians are concerned regarding a recent government proposal to create a new class of drugs that would fall somewhere between those that need a doctor's prescription, and those that can be bought over the counter… In an AMA committee meeting yesterday, Dr. Robert Orford, an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, said: "While pharmacists are valued members of the patient care team, they do not have the statutory authority to prescribe drugs.”

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MyHealthNewsDaily by Rachael Rettner

Tags: Dr. Robert Orford, government proposal, Health Policy, Mayo Clinic Arizona, MyHealthNewsDaily, Pharmacology, prescription drug

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