Florida bill gives pharmacists power to treat flu and strep throat

Published: November 18, 2019 3:44 PM EST

Patients in Florida could soon be able to head to a local pharmacy to be tested and treated for the flu and strep throat instead of waiting at a doctor’s office.

Florida lawmakers are putting a bill through the process in the House and Senate, so Florida patients have the opportunity to seek certain treatments through pharmacists.

Sponsors of the bill say it’s a way to increase access to health care and make the process of treating the flu and strep faster and cheaper.

WATCH the video above for the full story, and hear what medical experts at FGCU have to say about the proposals.