New regulations could mean longer waits for medicine – INN
The idea is simple: make sure pharmacists are’t overworked and that they have time to talk with patients.
The proposed fix isn’t as simple. Rob Karr, head of the Illinois Retail Merchants’ Association, said some lawmakers are pushing a plan backed by the Teamster’s union to limit pharmacists to filling no more than 10 prescriptions per hour. The legislation also mandates pharmacists take an hour-long break each eight-hour shift.