Recent articles and studies

The Role of the Pharmacist in Syringe Exchange Programs: Current Laws in Place 

Nacopoulos, AG. Lewtas, AJ. Ousterhout, MM. 

Posted: 05/26/2010; J Am Pharm Assoc. 2010;50(2):148-157. © 2010 American Pharmacists Association

Open Source at Medscape http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/719563_5

From the conclusion: Efforts are needed to educate pharmacists about their roles in syringe access and how their actions can benefit the health of the entire population. Concerns or misconceptions that pharmacists have about IDUs, SEPs, blood-borne diseases, and the interpretation of state and federal laws regarding syringe sales must be addressed. Providing this education will help increase pharmacist participation in this crucial public health activity.