Crackdown looms over pharmacists' scanning fails

Supermarket shoppers are not the only ones plagued by self-scanning issues with some pharmacists suffering “perennial problems” with scanning barcodes on medication packaging.

But while Coles and Woolworths are looking to redesign their self-serve checkouts so frustrated shoppers no longer need to hear the phrase “unexpected item in the bagging area”, pharmacists who continue to fail to scan the barcodes of items may soon face unprofessional conduct charges.

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