19
Dec

Does New Legislation Affect Pharmacists?

When Florida’s 2016 legislative session gave the authority to advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to prescribe controlled substances, how does this now affect the licensed Florida pharmacists? As always, Soreide Law Group reminds all Florida licensed professionals to check with the proper authorities for the new and changing laws. After ARNPs […]

14
Oct

More Training for Florida’s Pharmacists

The Florida Board of Pharmacy approved a new rule which mandates additional training for licensed Florida pharmacists in connection with filling prescriptions for controlled substances. Many of Florida’s pharmacists are resistant to filling prescriptions for controlled substances, and this has prevented legitimate patients from obtaining their much needed pain medications. The Drug Enforcement Administration has […]

24
Jun

Pharmacists Struggle with Pain Prescriptions

The National Pain Report recently asked if patients are being denied legitimate prescriptions for pain. The Florida Board of Pharmacy is trying to see if it can do something about the number of prescription medication denied in Florida which totals in the thousands. The Board of Pharmacy makes the rules that pharmacists in Florida follow. […]

21
Aug

Interactive Website Launced by Florida Board Of Pharmacy

The following information was obtained from Tallahassee’s ‘Capital Soup:’ TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Board of Pharmacy has launched an updated, interactive website to improve communication between Board members and those they serve.  The website, www.FloridasPharmacy.gov, is newly designed to enhance transparency, provide better public service to constituents, and increase the accessibility of services. This site contains valuable […]

11
Jun

Licensed Pharmacists in Florida

     We are often asked if someone can become a licensed Pharmacist in the State of Florida if they have a misdemeanor or a felony on their record. According to Florida’s Department of Health, The Board of Pharmacy evaluates each applicant on a case-to- case basis. The Board will consider the severity and the […]