Pharmacist checking the stock of medications
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6 MIN READ

Expanding test-to-treat policies is a harmful prescription

Allowing pharmacists to administer tests, diagnose conditions and prescribe medications far exceeds their training and jeopardizes patient health.

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Leadership
Leadership Viewpoints

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Pharmacist holding a digital tablet in a pharmacy
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4 MIN READ

What's the difference between pharmacists and physicians?

Some legislation would allow pharmacists to diagnose and treat patients. Learn with the AMA what sets physicians and pharmacists apart.

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Scope of Practice
Fighting for Physicians
Pharmacist with protection mask prescribing medicine
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4 MIN READ

Don’t expand scope of practice for already overworked pharmacists

A congressional bill would add more to community pharmacists’ task list, expanding their scope of practice in a way that threatens patient safety.

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Scope of Practice
Fighting for Physicians
Health care professional measuring a patient's blood pressure
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4 MIN READ

Why pharmacists, dentists are key members of the BP control team

Learn more with the AMA about the approach an FQHC in West Virginia is taking with team-based care for blood pressure control.

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HHS declaration on pharmacists’ scope of practice & COVID-19

Recently HHS issued a declaration entitled “Third Amendment to Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for Medical Countermeasures Against COVID–19.” Learn more.

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Smiling young patient wearing a mask and talking to health care worker who's taking down information.
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3 MIN READ

AMA opposes HHS move to expand pharmacists’ scope of practice

The AMA opposes a new HHS declaration that permits pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer vaccines to children between three and 18 years old.

Scope of Practice
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1 MIN READ

AMA opposes expanding pharmacists’ ability to provide child vaccines

We urge HHS to reconsider the negative health repercussions of funneling children away from their primary care physicians and rescind this declaration.

Press Releases
Prison cell
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5 MIN READ

How embedded pharmacists can improve correctional health care

To improve health outcomes in incarcerated populations, embedded pharmacists have become a vital part of the care team. Find out more.

Scope of Practice
A woman standing outdoors and looking in the distance
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4 MIN READ

How embedded pharmacists improve care for Native American patients

Native American communities face growing inequity in health care, largely due to inadequate access to services. Find out how pharmacists help.

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