Call to 'forget GPs' and self-treat dismissed

Academics have rubbished claims there are millions of wasted GP consultations for minor ailments that could be managed in a pharmacy.

This week the Australian Self-Medication Industry described the 5.6 million consults where the patient leaves with advice to buy an over-the-counter medication — so-called ‘OTC only’ consults — as unnecessary

The story ran in the Herald Sun under the headline: 'Forget