Community pharmacists fear being caught between compliance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 and the rising litigation over improper counseling, Drug Utilization Review screening and patient confidentiality. A case that hits closest to home for supermarket pharmacists is the one involving a Smith's Food & Drug Center in Las Vegas, operated under the chain's Southwest division. In that case, which was reviewed by the state Board of Pharmacy this summer, both Smith's and ...

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