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Executive Order Allows Pharmacists To Fill Emergency Prescriptions

Governor Whitmer has signed another executive order.

This order allows pharmacists to dispense emergency refills for up to 60 days worth of medication, and requires insurers to cover the cost during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The order also allows pharmacists to dispense treatments for COVID-19 per government allowed protocols.

This order is set to expire on April 22nd, but will be reviewed, and extended if necessary.

Only non-controlled substances are part of this executive order, and pharmacists will have the authority to dispense generic equivalents, if supplies are critically low.

Michigan’s Chief Health Officer Joneigh Khaldun said “This executive order will ease the burden on seniors and families worried about maintaining a supply of medication for themselves or their children. We continue to urge Michiganders to practice social distancing if they are out in public and to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer regularly to help stop the spread of COVID-19.” 

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