Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

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By Jennifer J. Thomas

Recognizing the global problem of abuse and addiction to opioids, the Louisiana Legislature and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy have enacted legislation and regulations to provide for the prescribing, dispensing and administration of Naloxone, an opioid antagonist.

In 2014, the Louisiana Legislature passed legislation authorizing “first responders” (peace officers, firefighters, EMS

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By Jennifer J. Thomas

The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy promulgated a Final Rule on September 20, 2016 giving Louisiana licensed pharmacists the authority to perform medication synchronization and refill consolidation services for their patients.   Under the Rule, the pharmacist may adjust the dispensing quantity and refill schedule for multiple medications so that all of the

telehealth

By Jennifer J. Thomas

During the 2014 Legislative session, the Louisiana Legislature enacted the Louisiana Telehealth Access Act (the “Act”), La. R.S. 40:1300.401 et seq.   In the Act, the Louisiana Legislature declared telehealth to be “extremely valuable” because it enhances access to care, promotes cost-effective delivery of care, and could improve health outcomes.[1]  The