Efforts to repeal North Dakota's pharmacy ownership laws resurface for 2012
BISMARCK, North Dakota: North Dakota pharmacy ownership law opponents are back with an initiative effort for the 2012 statewide ballot. The proposed measure calls for a repeal of the state's laws, first implemented in 1963. The state provision currently requires that pharmacies to be majority-owned by pharmacists.
In 2010, a similar measure was also proposed but failed to qualify for the ballot. After reviewing the filed signatures, it was determined that the initiative had exceeded the signature requirement however, supporters failed to submit a list of sponsoring committee members with the petition sheets.
In order to qualify the proposed measure for the 2011 ballot, a total of 13,452 petition signatures are required.