Not being able to immediately see a doctor to get a prescription for a minor ailment isn’t the headache it used to be for patients.
Pharmacists were authorized to extend prescriptions for a maximum 100-day supply and provide emergency supplies of prescribed medications after amendments made to the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists bylaws took effect on March 4, 2011.
Following training sessions, pharmacists’ prescribing authority was expanded this year. now they can prescribe medications for conditions such as cold sores, insect bites and mild acne.
“We’re working on expanding that panel of minor ailments and conditions for which pharmacists can …