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Tx Gov Abbott Temporarily Relaxing Certain Pharmacy Regulations

DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall near the area that is still an active crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers last night on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the evening ambush during a march against recent police involved shootings. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is temporarily relaxing certain pharmacy regulations to increase job capacities of Pharmaceutical techs and interns.

Under the new rules techs can take prescription drug orders by phone… a job normally done by the pharmacists

Also, technicians will be able to transfer or receive a transfer of original prescription information on the behalf of patients.

The Governor has also relaxed regulations to allow interns to assist pharmacists without a preceptor designation.

TTUHSC Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Mary Klein says this alone will help with the workload a pharmacist normally has.

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