Pharmacists ignoring morning-after pill guidelines

Since the morning-after pill became available over the counter in 2004, research has indicated that while pharmacists have good knowledge of the morning-after pill, dispensing decisions may not be in line with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s emergency contraceptive pill supply guidelines.

In a study presented to the NPS MedicineWise National Medicine Symposium in Brisbane last week, researchers from Monash University made mystery calls to 500 Victorian pharmacies with three telephone-scripted scenarios requesting emergency

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