The roles of pharmacy schools in bridging the gap between law and practice

Alex J. Adams, Allison Dering-Anderson, Michael E. Klepser, Donald Klepser

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Progressive pharmacy laws do not always lead to progressive pharmacy practice. Progressive laws are necessary, but not sufficient for pharmacy services to take off in practice. Pharmacy schools can play critical roles by working collaboratively with community pharmacies to close the gap between law and practice. Our experiences launching pharmacy-based point-of-care testing services in community pharmacy settings illustrate some of the roles schools can play, including: developing and providing standardized training, developing template protocols, providing workflow support, sparking collaboration across pharmacies, providing policy support, and conducting research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6577
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Pharmacy law
  • Provider status
  • Scope of practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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