Could a Changing Legal Landscape Bring New Risks to Pharmacists?

[Article appears on Page 38 of the Michigan Pharmacist Journal] Despite the potential licensing and criminal ramifications of prescribing controlled substances to drug addicts, pharmacists in Michigan traditionally have not had to worry about civil lawsuits from drug seekers who commit criminal offenses to obtain narcotics. However, a recent West Virginia case should raise concerns about potential civil liability for pharmacists who prescribe narcotics to drug addicts.