Pharmacists prescribing antibiotics for UTIs 'to be made permanent'

The Queensland Government's controversial pilot has been branded a menace to women by critics

A controversial pilot allowing hundreds of pharmacists to prescribe antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs is set to become a permanent feature of the Queensland health system after the State Government extended it for six months.

Professor Lisa Nissen
Professor Lisa Nissen.

Since its start 18 months ago, more than 6300 women have paid a $19.95 consult fee to pharmacists who, after making their diagnosis