B.C. Intends to Update Pharmacy Laws to Protect the Public

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Food and Drug Regulatory LawThe province of British Columbia has introduced amendments to the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act to give the College of Pharmacists of B.C. more enforcement tools to protect patients. According to the College, there has been an increase in non-compliance in recent years, citing kickbacks to methadone maintenance clients, running dirty, unsafe pharmacies and breaking billing rules as examples. 

The bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly on February 10, 2016. It is at 1st Reading, and the full text is available here.

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