Pharmacists in California will have to give women a short health consultation before providing contraceptives without a prescription. Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Amil Patel (left) and Bob Dunn run the front desk at this Walgreens pharmacy on the campus of the University of California, San Francisco. The store will be one of the first to take advantage of a new California law expanding pharmacists' scope of practice. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Victoria Elizabeth Fischer was presented with a white coat by her grandfather, Dr. Christian Van Den Heuvel, at Georgetown University School of Medicine in August. The ceremony marks the start for each new class of medical students. Lisa Helfert/Courtesy of Georgetown University hide caption

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Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

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California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

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Why Millions Of Prescriptions Will No Longer Be Filled At Walgreens

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