Remote pharmacy bill gets the OK from senators

A bill headed to Governor Whitmer’s office for signature would allow for “remote” pharmacies, meaning people could pick up prescriptions without a pharmacist onsite. Proponents believe it’s a way to supply needed medication to those in rural and undeserved areas. “Parent pharmacies” could let pharmacists use real-time audio and video technology to review a prescription before it is dispensed by pharmacy technicians. It passed the State Senate 32-to-5.