Governor Parson has signed a bill into law allowing Missouri pharmacists to dispense HIV post-exposure drugs without a prescription. If a person is exposed to HIV, taking these drugs within 72 hours can kill the virus. Representative Phil Christofanelli of St. Peters successfully attached the language to another bill. He says the medication is a critical tool to help eradicate HIV.
With Parson’s signature, Missouri becomes the third state in the nation, after California and Colorado, to allow the medications to be dispensed without a prescription.