Pharmacist-provided care in Idaho
Idaho is unique for its sprawling landscapes, beautiful sunsets, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, but did you know that Idaho is also unique in the way its pharmacies provide care to patients? Idaho has the most expansive prescriptive authority in the nation. What this means for citizens of Pocatello and many of the rural communities in the state is that you can go into a pharmacy when you are feeling ill or experience symptoms of many non-complicated diseases, receive a test or diagnostic screen of your symptoms, and be prescribed medication to treat your illness. Walter Fitzgerald, dean for the College of Pharmacy is joined for this month’s episode of Pharmacy Fusion by Shanna O’Connor, clinical assistant professor for ISU, who explains why your local pharmacist is often your most accessible health care provider. Pharmacy Fusion airs Tuesday, December 7, and monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.