Australia has medicine trust issues

Conservatism and political influences have negatively impacted on medicines rescheduling in Australia when compared to the more progressive approach in New Zealand, researchers believe.

Lack of trust in pharmacists and the activist role of the AMA are among the reasons they have identified as possibly causing Australia to lag far behind New Zealand in switching medicines to non-prescription status.

The research, published in the journal PLOS One included analysis of

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