ROUND 2: MAIL VS. RETAIL IN CALIFORNIA

SACRAMENTO -- A law passed by the state legislature here last year that could have required mail-order pharmacies to telephone patients and counsel them on their prescriptions is being challenged and may be overturned by the end of the summer.Last year, California passed SB 1051, 1993, legislation supported by the California Pharmacists Association, giving the California State Board of Pharmacy the

SACRAMENTO -- A law passed by the state legislature here last year that could have required mail-order pharmacies to telephone patients and counsel them on their prescriptions is being challenged and may be overturned by the end of the summer.

Last year, California passed SB 1051, 1993, legislation supported by the California Pharmacists Association, giving the California State Board of Pharmacy the right to require mail-order pharmacies to counsel every patient via telephone prior to

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