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New California Bill Aims to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies

In September, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill SB 999 (effective January 1st, 2017) that will allow pharmacists to dispense one full years' worth of birth control pills.

Additionally, the bill would also forces health insurance plans to pay for one year of contraceptives all at once instead of only allowing women three months' worth at a time.

Studies, have determined that unplanned pregnancy is reduced by 30% when women are given a years' supply of birth control in comparison to just ...

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Governor Brown signs bill SB 482, which obligates controlled substances prescribers to consult CURES

This bill requires a health care practitioner authorized to prescribe, order, administer, or furnish a controlled substance to consult the CURES database to review a patient’s controlled substance history no earlier than 24 hours, or the previous business day, before prescribing a Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substance to the patient for the first time and at least once every 4 months thereafter if the substance remains part of the treatment of the patient. .

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Clinical Update – The California End of Life Option Act

"On October 5, 2015, California became the fifth state in the nation to allow physicians to prescribe terminally ill patients medication to end their lives. ABX2-15, the "End of Life Option Act," permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. (ABX2-15, Stats. 2015, Ch.1; Health & Safety Code §§443et seq.) This document discusses the requirements of the

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