NSW rejects push for pharmacist-prescribing trial

Minister questions logic of different states having different policies

A push for a pharmacist prescribing trial in NSW has hit a road block, with the Health Minister declaring such changes should take place at a national level.


The NSW opposition wants the government to follow the lead of Queensland, which will roll out a statewide trial, to allow pharmacists to prescribe one-off repeats of oral contraceptives as well as antibiotics for UTIs, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

However, Minister for