Pharmacists in Canada Authorized to Treat Several Conditions Including Lyme

According to a New Brunswick, Canada, Department of Health Press Release, 10.3.23, in an effort to lessen the patient burden on emergency rooms, walk-in-clinics, and primary care providers, New Brunswick, Canada, pharmacists are able to assess and prescribe for 12 common ailments including Lyme disease prevention after a high-risk tick bite. 

As part of an effort to give patients better access to care, the provincial government announced in a news release dated 10.03.2023, that they are adding conjunctivitis (pink eye) to the the list that pharmacists are publicly funded to treat.

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