Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

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 practitioners) to receive a

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 patient’s medications can be

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 Act, which became effective

The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy has revised the rules on access to patient information maintained by the Prescription Monitoring Program (“PMP”). Historically, only persons authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances or drugs of concerns could access the PMP. The Board recently revised the PMP rules to now allow a “delegate” of the prescriber or