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Whitmer extends executive order for pharmacies to refill up to 90-day supply of meds

Posted at 10:11 AM, May 20, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended her executive order that allows pharmacists to dispense refills of 60 days and 90 days for prescriptions.

“As we continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19, Michiganders need to continue to stay safer at home,” Whitmer said in a release. “By allowing patients to get a refill of their prescriptions for up to 60 days from a pharmacists, people can reduce their time traveling and in turn lower the chance of a second wave of COVID-19.”

The order allows pharmacists to give emergency refills for up to a 60-day supply and requires insurers to cover early refills for up to 90 days of supply during the COVID-19 pandemic.