Bill Allows More Technicians in Big-Box Pharmacies
TALLAHASSEE - Big-box pharmacies would be allowed to use as many technicians as they need under a bill approved by the Florida House.
The bill (HB 323) passed 85-33 Friday.
Current law requires approval from the state's board of pharmacy for anything over a ratio of three technicians to one pharmacist.
Proponents, including Walgreens and the Florida Retail Federation, say the law would allow the large pharmacies to bring down drug prices. Opponents contend the higher technician ratio would create a scenario for more errors.
Florida is among 18 states allowing a maximum of three technicians to one pharmacist.
- Lawmakers File Bill That Would Allow Guns on Campus
- Bill Allowing School Officials to Carry Concealed Weapons on Campus Moves Forward
- Florida Bill Allows Pharmacists to Give Some Vaccinations
- Alachua County is Home to the Oldest Active Bomb Squad Technician in the Country
- New Bill Could Give Nurse Practitioners More Independence in Florida
- Proposed bill would allow adoption agencies to refuse gay couples
- Gainesville Officials Allowing More Food Truck Events
- Woman Files Lawsuit Against Pharmacy Linked to Meningitis Outbreak
- Judge to Rule on Washington Pharmacies Offering Plan B
- Alachua Girl in National Tissue Box Artwork Contest