Public Health Law Blog Archive

Nov 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pharmacist Prescribing Authority: A Method to Increase Access to Care

posted on Wed, Nov 8 2017 9:24 am by Mellissa Sager

Limited numbers of providers, cost of care, limited time, and limited mobility all reduce a person’s ability to access basic care.  One way states have begun to address this issue is through scope of practice adjustments for pharmacists, granting those pharmacists with proper training the ability to become a provider themselves and prescribe certain drugs to certain patients that may otherwise be unable to obtain care.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

When Kids' Lunches Get Schooled: Scaling Back the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

posted on Mon, Nov 6 2017 10:29 am by Sarah A. Wetter and Dani Chronister

On May 1, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made an announcement difficult to stomach: certain school nutrition standards implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 would be scaled back. As American kids consume as much as half their daily calories at school, reforming school-provided meals can meaningfully impact childhood obesity, which affects over 12.7 million kids and adolescents in the United States.

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