Doctors agitated by pharmacy service expansion

The AMA has strongly criticised parliamentary recommendations for Victoria’s pharmacists to conduct a flu immunisation trial and treat minor ailments in rural areas.

As revealed yesterday, a state parliamentary inquiry recommended an expanded role for Victorian pharmacists in primary care, including the establishment of a flu immunisation trial and a minor ailments scheme.

However, the AMA has been outspoken in opposing the initiative, with one of its leaders seeming to accuse pharmacists of wanting to

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