Pharmacists to prescribe antibiotics for UTIs in govt trial

Questions remain over definition of a 'repeat' script, says RACGP

Pharmacists in Queensland will soon be able to write antibiotic scripts for UTIs and continuing scripts for the oral contraceptive pill.

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The state government says it will begin allowing limited pharmacist prescribing as part of a trial.

But crucial details of the trial, such as how long patients will be able to get the pill without seeing a GP, are yet to be decided.

Last October, a parliamentary committee ostensibly set up to examine whether the state