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November 18, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(21):1655-1656. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740460057024

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The New Law and the Dispensing of Drugs  The pharmacists have for a long time been making an effort to deprive physicians of the privilege of dispensing their own drugs but in vain. In the new medical laws, which become effective this fall, there is the following statement: "When a physician is requested to write a prescription instead of giving medicine to a patient, he shall write a prescription, so long as it is no hindrance to treatment." This is supposed to be the entering wedge to the division of the dispensing of drugs between pharmacists and physicians. The latter, of course, are not eager for a law of that kind, but public opinion, as shown by editorials in the daily papers, is for the amendment. Pharmacists have increased greatly in number since 1931. The increase in physicians has not been proportionate.

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