For once, the Guild and RACGP agree on something

Instant prescription apps spark concerns about misdiagnosis and a lack of communication

For once, the Pharmacy Guild and the RACGP are on the same page, with both groups voicing concerns about apps that allow patients to get a prescription after a quick online consultation.

Concerns include a lack of adequate interaction between patients and prescribers and the risk of misdiagnosis.

One app, InstantScripts, enables patients to get a script 24/7 for over 200 S4 medications by completing an online medical consultation. 

The answers are “quickly reviewed” by a GP after which a

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