The federal government is taking steps to make it easier for patients to get prescriptions from doctors.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is rolling out a new system that lets doctors order a prescription directly from the government.
It’s one of several ways the federal government plans to expand access to prescription drugs.
The agency will soon begin using a new tool called a “digital pharmacy,” which allows doctors to order prescriptions from the Food and Drug Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Veterans Affairs Department.
The digital pharmacy, which was developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is similar to an online pharmacy where doctors order their medications through a website.
They can then scan the results and get them shipped to their doctor’s office.
The new system is just one step in the government’s efforts to expand prescription drug access for patients.
The government will soon also expand the availability of prescription drugs through the Veterans Health Administration, which is run by the Defense Department.
The VA is also launching a new online pharmacy program, and a pilot program will begin to offer prescriptions directly from private doctors.