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HHS Lets Pharmacists Administer FDA-Authorized COVID-19, Blood Tests

By Beth Wang / April 8, 2020 at 5:13 PM
Licensed pharmacists can now order and administer FDA-authorized COVID-19 tests, including serology tests to check for antibodies, which HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir say will increase access by making virus and immunity testing available at retail and independent community-based pharmacies. HHS laid out the expanded authorization for pharmacists in guidance issued Wednesday (April 8) under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act. The guidance does not address or change reimbursement policy regarding whether a...


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