Nearly 200 women wrongly treated for recurrent UTIs in Queensland pharmacy pilot: new report   

The 'deviation from protocol' was not evident in an earlier evaluation.

An updated evaluation of Queensland’s pharmacy UTI prescribing pilot suggests dozens of patients were wrongly treated for recurrent infections.    

The pilot, which ran from June 2020 to September 2022, involved hundreds of pharmacists diagnosing uncomplicated UTIs for a $19.95 consultation fee and then dispensing trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin or cefalexin as private scripts as indicated.