PROGRAM PRESCRIBED TO LIMIT PHARMACISTS' LITIGATION RISKS

Community pharmacists fear being caught between compliance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 and the rising litigation over improper counseling, Drug Utilization Review screening and patient confidentiality.A case that hits closest to home for supermarket pharmacists is the one involving a Smith's Food & Drug Center in Las Vegas, operated under the chain's Southwest division. In that

Community pharmacists fear being caught between compliance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 and the rising litigation over improper counseling, Drug Utilization Review screening and patient confidentiality.

A case that hits closest to home for supermarket pharmacists is the one involving a Smith's Food & Drug Center in Las Vegas, operated under the chain's Southwest division. In that case, which was reviewed by the state Board of Pharmacy this summer, both Smith'

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