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A Review of State Emergency Prescription Refill Protocols

Healthcare Ready (formerly Rx Response). (2014). A Review of State Emergency Prescription Refill Protocols.

This blog notes that in order for pharmacists to adequately prepare for potential disasters, it is imperative for all states (and the District of Columbia) to clearly define emergency prescription refill protocols and allow pharmacists to dispense an emergency 30-day supply of medications, specifically during times of a public health emergency, and to make this information readily available and accessible to pharmacists and the public. Maps depicting the emergency prescription refill laws by state, and the number of days’ supply allowed by emergency prescription laws is also provided.
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