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Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists on Dispensing Antibiotics Pursuant to Expedited Partner Therapy Prescriptions

Q: What are the specifics regarding EPT (Expedited Partner Therapy) dispensing?

A: The Pharmacy Practice Act and rules have always authorized pharmacists to dispense prescription medications prescribed pursuant to Expedited Partner Therapy.  From time to time, Board staff receive questions about the specifics of EPT therapy and dispensing.  Our colleague, Amanda Fuller Moore, at North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response, has assembled an FAQ document to guide pharmacists: http://www.ncbop.org/faqs/Pharmacist/ExpeditedPartnerTherapyFAQsMay2016.pdf

 

 

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