Pharmacists push to make emergency dispensing powers a permanent fixture

The temporary COVID-19 measures should be used to save lives, says the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Pharmacists are being accused of exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic in their push to extend temporary powers to dispense prescription medicines to patients without a script.

https://www.ausdoc.com.au/news/pharmacists-get-online-training-ahead-antibiotic-prescribing-trial
RACGP president Dr Harry Nespolon.

In January, pharmacists were granted permission to give patients up to a month’s supply of their usual PBS medicines

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