Alabama prescriptions bill http://apr.org en Ala. Governor Sets Ceremonial Signings for Bills http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-sets-ceremonial-signings-bills <p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will hold a ceremonial signing of bills aimed at reducing the abuse of prescription drugs.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Bentley's office said the governor will be joined by officials with the Medical Association of Alabama and other leaders at the ceremonial signing ceremony. The governor officially signed the legislation earlier this year.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Old House chamber at the Alabama Capitol.<br> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:12:01 +0000 The Associated Press 35416 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Sets Ceremonial Signings for Bills Ala. Nurse Practitioners Seek Prescription Power http://apr.org/post/ala-nurse-practitioners-seek-prescription-power <P>The Alabama Senate Health Committee has passed a bill that will allow nurse practitioners and nurse midwives to write prescriptions for certain controlled substances.</P> <P>The committee's unanimous vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate for consideration.</P> <P>Proponents of the bill say it aims to increase access to medical care, especially in rural areas. They said some rural residents must travel 30 miles or more to get a prescription for cough syrup or to renew prescriptions.</P> <P>The bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:36:13 +0000 The Associated Press 25789 at http://apr.org Ala. Nurse Practitioners Seek Prescription Power