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New pharmacy rules in Illinois aim to improve patient safety

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved regulations that require pharmacists to counsel customers who seek to fill prescriptions for new medications or need changes to longtime prescriptions. The higher counseling … Click to Continu...
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