Pharmacist Authority to Initiate PrEP & PEP and Participate in Collaborative Practice Agreements

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Increased uptake of PrEP and PEP to prevent new HIV diagnoses is essential to ending the HIV epidemic. Community pharmacies have great potential to increase uptake as they are accessible healthcare resources that can break down some of the barriers to PrEP and PEP. Granting pharmacists the authority to independently distribute unlimited quantities of PrEP and PEP and establishing legal requirements for proper pharmacist reimbursement are essential to stopping new HIV infections.

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