Should pharmacists be able to dispense birth control pills to women in NH who do not have a doctor’s prescription?

Feb 05, 2018

HB 1822, under consideration by the Legislature this year, allows pharmacists to dispense oral contraceptives based on a standing order from a physician. This means a woman could purchase hormonal birth control from a pharmacist without first getting a prescription from her own doctor.

A vote in the House is expected Wednesday.

Over-the-counter birth control hearing

Jan 12, 2018

On Thursday, January 11 the a New Hampshire House committee heard public testimony on a bill that would make birth control pills available over the counter.

The bill, HB 1822, would allow pharmacists to dispense hormonal birth control through a signed protocol authored by a qualified physician or APRN. HB 1822 also requires health insurance to cover birth control dispensed by a pharmacist.

Should oral contraceptives be available without a prescription from a doctor in NH?

Mar 19, 2017
birth control contraception pharmacy

If passed, SB 154 would make oral contraceptives available without a prescription.

According to the bill, pharmacies, including mail-order pharmacies, could dispense oral contraceptives "to persons 18 years of age or older without a prescription after an initial consultation with a licensed or certified health care provider."

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