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Saturday, April 20, 2013

ODs in FL to Prescribe Oral Meds for Eye Diseases

“Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a long-debated bill that expands the drug-prescribing powers of optometrists,” reports WFLX. “Scott signed the bill (HB 239) on Friday. The state now allows optometrists to prescribe oral medications - including pills - to treat eye diseases. They had been limited to prescribing medications such as eye drops. Optometrists had to refer patients to ophthalmologists for conditions requiring drugs taken by mouth.” Read more.

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