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After the attending physician, here is the “corresponding pharmacist”


Appointed by the patient, he will be able to adapt and renew a treatment in agreement with the doctor who wrote the prescription, as part of a simplified procedure.

This is one more step towards the delegation of tasks, and one of the solutions chosen to deal with medical desertification: the “corresponding pharmacistsIs greatly simplified by a decree published this Sunday in the Official Journal. Patients will now be able to “appoint to the health insurance, as corresponding pharmacist, a pharmacist holder of a dispensary, or manager of a mutual or mining rescue pharmacy“. This will be authorized to “periodically renew chronic treatments and adjust their dosage, if necessary», Provided however that the ordinance mentions this possibility.

However, this new independence of the pharmacist has important limits: the doctor can indicate the limits within which the dosage adjustment can be made, or limit this possibility to part of his prescription. The total duration of the prescription, including refills from the pharmacist, may not exceed one year. The pharmacist should

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