This article will first discuss the legislation recently enacted as part of the budget reduction package passed by Congress in late 1990 and how that legislation will affect pharmacists' liability. Second, the article will address the applicable statutes of limitation regarding pharmacists in particular and within the general area of malpractice. Third, the applicable standard of care will be explored as it pertains to pharmacists as well as physicians. Coupled with the standard of care discussion is an overview of the various theories of liability which physicians and pharmacists currently face and how these may change under the Act. Finally, this article will take a closer look at how the Act will specifically affect claims against pharmacists
Holleran, Michael J. R.PH.
"The Pharmaceutical Access and Prudent Purchasing Act of 1990: Federal Law Shifts the Duty to Warn from the Physician to the Pharmacist,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 26
, Article 4.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol26/iss1/4