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New Directions for Health Care Law in the U.S.

Emphasis on Preventive, Holistic Therapies Offers Possibilities for Pharmacists
Stephen Barlas
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The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act represents an opportunity to begin repairing parts of our health care system. For example, pharmacists might be able to expand their scope of practice and become more involved with patients and prescribers. However, several roadblocks, including a lack of funding and some ambiguous congressional language, must first be overcome.