E-prescribing stop-gap 'will lead to more medicine errors'

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia says the fast-tracked system will be confusing to many patients

The Federal Government’s electronic prescribing system being launched this month will lead to a surge in medication errors because it is confusing and will leave patients bewildered, say pharmacists.

E-prescribing system will lead to more medicine errors, warn pharmacists

Under the system GPs will be able use their practice software to write electronic scripts which are then automatically uploaded to a government portal to be accessed by any pharmacy in Australia.

The system, introduced as part of the COVID-19 response,

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