Law allows emergency prescription refills

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MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker signed a bipartisan bill into law Wednesday that will allow pharmacists to issue emergency refills of prescriptions when the prescribing doctor can't be reached.

The bill was put forth by Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville, Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, Sen. LaTonya Johnson, D-Milwaukee, and Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette.

Under current law, patients must break their drug therapy routines after their long-term prescriptions expire and the prescriber can't be contacted.

This new law will address that problem by allowing pharmacists to issue a seven-day emergency refill. Controlled substances do not qualify for emergency refills.

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