Should pharmacists prescribe birth control?

BETTER ACCESS: Following 10 other states and the District of Columbia, Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson, D-Warwick, has introduced a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control, to improve women’s access to contraceptives.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
BETTER ACCESS: Following 10 other states and the District of Columbia, Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson, D-Warwick, has introduced a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control, to improve women’s access to contraceptives.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
A proposal to allow Rhode Island pharmacists to prescribe birth control is intended to increase access to contraceptives by eliminating the need for a doctor’s visit, says Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson, D-Warwick, the bill’s sponsor. “It’s something that’s very supportive of women’s reproductive health care,” she said, adding that according to the federal Centers for…

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