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Fitting the bill: Pharmacy legislation tackles important issues

President Roosevelt’s signing of the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act let the Food and Drug Administration establish category standards for the first time, protecting citizens from harmful ingredients.

Subsequent pharmacy legislation has also emphasized consumer safety, including potential drug risks. While these issues remain paramount, recent years have seen a greater focus on the need of the retail pharmacy itself, particularly when it comes to legislation impacting scope of practice and profitability.


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