AMA defends its role in pharmacy trial

AMA Victoria has defended its role in a controversial trial allowing pharmacists to change medication doses, issue repeat scripts and perform point-of-care tests.

The Victorian Government has opened applications for an 18-month pilot where pharmacists will monitor and refine the medication regimen of patients with asthma, hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia, as well as those on anticoagulation medications.

Before the trial begins, the