AMA criticism won’t stop collaboration, pharmacists say

Pharmacists have responded strongly to the latest AMA criticisms of plans to expand the clinical service role of the profession.

As reported yesterday, AMA chair of general practice, Dr Brian Morton (pictured), was vehement in his criticism of pharmacy taking on additional roles, such as vaccination, as had been proposed by a Victorian parliamentary committee.

“This is not in their scope of practice, and a half day of [vaccination] training is simply inadequate,” he said. “Where will they vaccinate and treat these patients