Emergency guidelines to pharmacists in St . Lucia during this COVID-19 pandemic

By Pharmaceutical Association of St. Lucia Inc.

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(PRESS RELEASE) – On Sunday March 22, 2020, the Pharmacy Council informed all Pharmacists of the COVID-19 Emergency Guidelines.

The guidelines were in effect from Monday, March 23 and expires on Sunday April 05, 2020.

It allows Pharmacists to dispense a thirty (30)-day supply of essential medicines for chronic conditions in cases where the pharmacist cannot reach the physician for refill authorization. The patient must have a prescription on file at the pharmacy or a prescription in hand. This does not authorize prescriptions for controlled substances.

The patients are asked to use the available services offered by the pharmacy i.e. WhatsApp and Drop Off.

We assure you that our prime concern is our patients, and are working with the Department of Health and Wellness and our clinical colleagues.

Pharmacists are direct points of access and will remain on the frontlines of public health.

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