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Mo. Senate backs emergency prescription refills

Mo. Senate backs emergency prescription refills

March 29th, 2013 in News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Pharmacists would be able to issue small prescription refills of emergency medication without a doctor's order under a bill passed by the Missouri Senate.

The pharmacy could issue medication to a patient if there is a reasonable risk of harm from stopping the medication and if the patient has previously had the same prescription filled at that location. The medicine issued cannot be a controlled substance and the pharmacy would have to notify the doctor who prescribed the original medication after the emergency refill.

Senators voted 34-0 Thursday to send the measure to the House. The measure is sponsored by Republican Sen. Jay Wasson, of Nixa.

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Emergency medicine bill is SB302

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Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov "