What’s New — Should the Pill be Accessible Without a Doctor?

The PillOn January 1, Oregon became the first state to offer contraceptive patches and pills without a doctor’s prescription. A bill allowing California to do the same was signed into law in 2013 but has yet to be implemented, while Washington and Colorado are proposing similar legislation. Could this work in Canada? I spoke with the Canadian Pharmacists Association, as well as Health Canada, for the lowdown on whether or not our country plans to follow suit, and if so, what would be required. I also talked to two Oregon pharmacists for insight on how they made it happen. Read all about it by clicking here or on the icon above, for my latest piece in Yahoo!

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