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Friday, July 8, 2011

Crashin Your Party

I reached in my mailbox and came back with a letter from the Florida Board of Pharmacy. It was not license renewal time so I tore it open with wonderment and curiosity and was rewarded with fantastically amazing news: New legislature passed for pain clinics.

HB7095 and HB1319 were signed by Governor Scott and went into effect July 1st. The news says Gov Scott's approval ratings suck but I give him a happy two thumbs up! These house bills changed the guidelines for pain management clinics, prescribers, pharmacists, and pharmacies. Both bills, oops laws can be read in their entirety at www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/Legislation/legis.htm along with updates and other pertinent info.

My favorite part:
***Prescribers no longer allowed to dispense CIIs out of their office. This means news crews won't be able to film people injecting oxycontin with insulin syringes in their cars outside the clinics...what will they do for news...

Keep up the good work Florida and hopefully other states will follow your lead!

3 comments:

minimedic said...

I heard a rumor that Florida is also going to start drug-testing welfare recipients...

Anonymous said...

How could prescribers get away with having CIIs in their offices to send home with patients? They are not considered pharmacists in most states, and should only have CIIs double locked in their offices for use at the time of the provedure.

sewa elf said...

Nice article, thanks for the information.