Any Florida R. Ph. Take Advantage of Prescribing Rights?

bluefire48

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So I hear Florida (and some other states?) allow limited prescribing rights for pharmacists. This is interesting to me because I will likely end up in FL myself. What kind of meds are on the list? Antibiotics? Anti-histamines? Is it practical to prescribe or a pain in the butt? Would be convenient if I could write my kid a yummy bubblegum omoxy when he has an ear infection lol
 

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I think it's funny when people think FL pharmacists have prescriptive authority. It's completely useless, so let's set the record straight.

These are the laws:
http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/465.186
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64B16-27.220

Basically there are several OTCs that may be prescribed in the Rx strengths:
- some analgesics like naproxen, ibuprofen
- phenazopyridine
- some antihistamines/decongestants
- cimetidine, famotidine, ranitidine

- vitamins with fluoride

Some oddball topical things:
- A/B otic
- Transderm Scop
- erythromycin topical
- Lindane
- Zovirax ointment
- Denavir

And that's about it. :laugh: I've never seen it used, and I don't know if you can even bill insurance for the 'Rx'.
 
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As a Florida student and soon to be RPh, would I be able to write scripts with those listed ingredients or specifications to the patient? Am I allowed to run through insurance for patient? Would I be allowed to bill the insurance for the prescribing service (if at my own independent or clinic?)

It also appears that I would have to be listed as a prescriber, therefore would I need an NPI? Or could I use the pharmacies NPI/DEA/Etc.?

Thanks for replies in advance!
 

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I think it's funny when people think FL pharmacists have prescriptive authority. It's completely useless, so let's set the record straight.

These are the laws:
http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/465.186
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64B16-27.220

Basically there are several OTCs that may be prescribed in the Rx strengths:
- some analgesics like naproxen, ibuprofen
- phenazopyridine
- some antihistamines/decongestants
- cimetidine, famotidine, ranitidine

- vitamins with fluoride

Some oddball topical things:
- A/B otic
- Transderm Scop
- erythromycin topical
- Lindane
- Zovirax ointment
- Denavir

And that's about it. :laugh: I've never seen it used, and I don't know if you can even bill insurance for the 'Rx'.
:D they can prescribe basically OTC stuff, but still better than some states without prescribing rights. I wonder what we are doing to help obtain prescribing rights for pharmacists nationwide.