Pharmacies

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Last year the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 184, Pharmacist Dispensing Authority Amendments. This new law would allow women to obtain hormonal contraceptives from a qualified pharmacist without a visit to the doctor. Over a year later, the program is being rolled out in some Utah pharmacies.

Utahns are catching colds and the flu at higher rates this year compared to 2017 according to a new study.
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Utahns are catching colds and the flu at higher rates this year compared to 2017 according to a new study. The increase in cases has pharmacists worried that people are using over-the-counter and prescription medicine incorrectly.

The Pill, a birth control method used my many women to prevent pregnancy.
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Utah's governor has signed a bill allowing women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription for birth control.

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the law Tuesday to allow women to get birth control pills, the patch or vaginal rings directly from a pharmacist. Similar laws are in place in a handful of other states, including California, Colorado and Oregon.