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Bill would expand role of pharmacists in Calif.
Sacramento Bee

The state Assembly has approved a bill that would expand the services California pharmacists can provide to patients.

The legislation is part of what had been a package from Democratic Sen. Ed Hernandez of West Covina intended to help address the state’s expected shortage of primary care physicians. Under SB493, pharmacists could order certain laboratory tests and prescribe smoking-cessation drugs.

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