Another top doctor launches attack on pharmacies

Pharmacists have abandoned medication counselling, claims Dr Chris Zappala

One of Australia’s top doctors has accused pharmacies of abandoning medication counselling as they make a “blatant grab” for GP roles.

Dr Chris Zappala
Dr Chris Zappala.

AMA vice-president Dr Chris Zappala writes in the organisation’s publication Australian Medicine that “usurpers” often abandon activities they have been trained for when they make a “blatant grab” for extended scope.

“I know when I go to the pharmacy, [counselling] never