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    DC's in Illinois Can Now Precribe OTC Medication

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    Yet another step in the right direction.

    New Chiropractic Scope Bill Signed! ICS Capitol Comments

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    They cannot "prescribe" anything. They can give recommendations for people to use certain OTC meds. Not a step in the right direction.

    A quick look a the curriculum of a random DC school revealed a single 2 credit course in Pharmacology along with a series of 9!!! courses entitled 'Business and Professional Foundations' (totaling >10 credits)

    We should let medical practice front office staff prescribe too. This would allow better access to medications and better health care right?

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    Pharmacology in DC schools

    Depends on which DC school you are talking about.....
    NUHS currently offers 2 courses, about 8 credits in pharmacology.
    and only 1 combined course on business and medical ethics....so your assumption / statement is non specific, and biased.

    Current CCE changes will recommend the addition of 8 credits pharmacology courses in ALL DC programs.



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    They cannot "prescribe" anything. They can give recommendations for people to use certain OTC meds. Not a step in the right direction.

    A quick look a the curriculum of a random DC school revealed a single 2 credit course in Pharmacology along with a series of 9!!! courses entitled 'Business and Professional Foundations' (totaling >10 credits)

    We should let medical practice front office staff prescribe too. This would allow better access to medications and better health care right?

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    I just hoped the education in pharmacology would precede the expended scope of recommendation.

    Does it matter if I'm biased? If there is a single degree granting institution that doesn't educate its students on the topic, then we have a problem, wouldn't you agree.

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    hey axio..... let me ask u a quick question. what u do for living.

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    I'm a med student.

    As long as there will be appropriate changes to ALL DC schools that ensure the proper education and oversight, then the change is fine.

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    Yes it matters if you're biased. Defeats the whole idea of objectivity. Evaluation of any standard should be based solely on facts, not opinion. And should be done, by people who have the ability to change the standard in question. I appreciate your opinion, but I assume you know very little about chiro education based on your previous statements. The education did come first in the way of the MSacp.

    I think that the word prescribe in the original post is not the best wording. But recommendations about medications inclusion into chiropractic scope in Illinois is huge. - this is just one more example of how we have gotten the ball rolling for prescriptive authority. It will be just a few years before it comes to pass.

    Just an observation. People who want chiropractic education to change seem to be the most critical of change that actually occurs. This seed has sprouted and will grow, but give it some time. It isn't going to catch up a 100 years of evidence based practice overnight. I for one am encouraged in the progress that we have seen thus far.

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    Just an observation. People who want chiropractic education to change seem to be the most critical of change that actually occurs
    I have noticed that too. The goal posts are constantly moving for us. There is a guilty until proven innocent attitude towards this field and it probably won't go away entirely, no matter what we do. And the people that seem to have this attitude the most, interestingly enough, are the people with the least amount of experience with chiropractic and health care in general. If you want to find people with the most extreme and unfounded views of chiropractors, talk to pre-meds and med students. Like our new friend here.

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    Unfounded? I looked at the first website of a chiro school that came up from google and presented their educational curriculum. I then made the judgment that it may not be quite adequate for increased scope when it comes to meds. EXTREME!

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    This is the DC program at NUHS

    I am biased, however many will agree that the top DC program in the world is here in Chicago, at NUHS, a quick review of the curriculum will demonstrate that the profession as taught at National is not what once was, the founding fathers of National were also DC, MD (Dual doctorate) as well. National foundation has the basic sciences at its core, very similar to MD/DO programs.
    Curriculum - Doctor of Chiropractic |*National University of Health Sciences



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    Unfounded? I looked at the first website of a chiro school that came up from google and presented their educational curriculum. I then made the judgment that it may not be quite adequate for increased scope when it comes to meds. EXTREME!

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