Missouri legislature has passed House Bill 476 into law, ending requirements for a doctor's prescription in order to receive HIV post-exposure drugs. Pharmacists can dispense this time-sensitive drug without a prescription, making it easier and quicker for patients to get the drug after being exposed to HIV. Missouri is leading the way in HIV prevention and awareness, becoming the 3rd state in the US to pass a bill like HB 476.
Missouri recently passed HB 476, which allows pharmacies to dispense post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medications without a prescription. If taken within 72 hours, PEPs significantly reduce the rate of infection in HIV-exposed individuals. Missouri is the third state to allow pharmacists to dispense PEPs and reduce rates of HIV.
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