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Training needed to prescribe meds

Your article on House Bill 1072 enabling psychologists to prescribe medication (“Psychologists closer to prescribing drugs” Star Advertiser, April 19) failed to mention a very important point. The medical training involved, a year of full-time online coursework, is extremely substandard. This is about 10 percent of what a psychiatrist and 20 percent of what a nurse practitioner completes. Read more

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