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Whitmer extends executive order for pharmacies to refill up to 90-day supply of meds

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Posted at 12:56 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 12:56:09-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended her executive order that allows pharmacists to dispense refills of 60 days and 90 days for prescriptions.

“As we continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19, Michiganders need to continue to stay safer at home,” Whitmer said in a release. “By allowing patients to get a refill of their prescriptions for up to 60 days from a pharmacists, people can reduce their time traveling and in turn lower the chance of a second wave of COVID-19.”

The order allows pharmacists to give emergency refills for up to a 60-day supply and requires insurers to cover early refills for up to 90 days of supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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