Featured article: A commentary on the implications of medication prescription rights for the chiropractic profession

There is a growing desire within the chiropractic profession to expand the scope of practice to include limited medication prescription rights for the treatment of spine-related and other musculoskeletal conditions. Such prescribing rights have been successfully incorporated into a number of chiropractic jurisdictions worldwide. If limited to a musculoskeletal scope, medication prescription rights have the potential to change the present role of chiropractors within the healthcare system. This article explores the arguments in favour of and against limited medication prescription rights for chiropractors and discusses the implications of such privileges for the profession.

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