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COVID-19 quick take: Pennsylvania bill would update medication guidelines

Raju Chaduvula  

Raju Chaduvula  

(May 1, 2020) - Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on April 29 proposed an amendment (2019 PA H.B. 2461) that would allow pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The proposed change would amend the Pharmacy Act of 1961 to apply to coronavirus diagnostic tests, injectable medications and immunizations.
 
Pharmacists would also be exempt from certain laboratory experience requirements for administering communicable disease tests under federal law.

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