The Texas State Board of Pharmacy has mandated that pharmacies not fill chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine prescriptions unless they obtain a diagnosis from the prescribing doctor. It would be illegal for the prescribing doctor to provide this information, under HIPAA privacy laws.
In an interview with Laura Ingraham, Dr. Ivette Lozano, MD, at a practice in Dallas Texas, about thirty miles southeast of me (ThePythonicCow), reported that she was getting incredible results using chloroquine on all the patients she tried it on, but that now pharmacies were refusing to fill any more such prescriptions, without the diagnosis, which she cannot legally provide them under HIPAA regulations.
Here’s the text of the directive, dated March 20, 2020, posted on the Texas pharmacy board’s website at https://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/files_pdf/291.30.pdf, with this directive:
LE 22 EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 15 TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY
CHAPTER 291 PHARMACIES
SUBCHAPTER A ALL CLASSES OF PHARMACIES
No prescription or medication order for chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine may be dispensed or
distributed unless all the following apply:
(a) the prescription or medication order bears a written diagnosis from the prescriber consistent
with the evidence for its use;
(b) the prescription or medication order is limited to no more than a fourteen (14) day supply,
unless the patient was previously established on the medication prior to the effective date of this
© no refills may be permitted unless a new prescription or medication order is furnished.
March 20, 2020 Page 1
Here’s a World Tribune article about this.
Wishful thought for the day: Perhaps, if Trump is preparing, as he stated in a recent interview with Maria Bartiromo, to have the US Military help dispense a potential future vaccine for COVID-19, then he could also have the US Military immediately disperse around the nation to dispense chloroquine for any doctors prescription (no HIPAA violations or other unusual restrictions mandated.)
Here is a video of Laura Ingraham’s interview of Dr Lozano: