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Louisiana

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Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

Louisiana

Pharmacy Laws & Regulations

(All States)

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Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Louisiana, Pharmacies See High Demand

At the start of the new year, the flower or "smokable" form of medical marijuana has become legal in the state of Louisiana. This new legislation has created quite a buzz, with pharmacies seeing overwhelming sales and high demand for the product. Receiving medical marijuana will require a doctor recommendation, followed by the patient visiting with a local licensed pharmacist. Patients can also just go straight to their pharmacist to get a prescription and a recommendation on what products will work best for their situation.

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KPLC News 7

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Louisiana Bans Insurers From Controversial 'White Bagging' Practice

A new law developed by Louisiana lawmakers will prohibit health insurers from implementing a pharmacy policy known as "white bagging." White bagging refers to when health insurers don't allow providers to supply a drug for their patients, but instead requires them to use a third-party specialty pharmacy to dispense the drug to the provider first. Under this new law, health insurers in Louisiana cannot deny payment to providers if they receive physician-administered drugs from a pharmacy that is not in the health insurer's network.

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Becker Hospital Review

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