Allowing physicians to dispense medications will expand physicians’ ability to provide care, improve patients’ experience, and reduce the underuse of medications.

Key points:

– Texas law currently authorizes physician dispense in limited situations and should expand this capacity broadly to all physicians in Texas.

– Physician dispense does not require patients to purchase their drugs at their physician’s office, but merely makes the option available to them, allowing them to shop for the best price and make tradeoffs between price and convenience.