Pharmacists ready for downscheduling of drugs, say researchers

More than 90% believe the main barrier is opposition from other health professionals

More prescription medicines should be downscheduled to improve continuity of care, according to pharmacists canvassed for a Queensland study.


Griffith University researchers found more than 70% of pharmacists agree Australian pharmacy is ready for further downscheduling of medicines.

However, 91% believe opposition from other health professional bodies is the main barrier to further downscheduling.

“Pharmacists are clearly ready for greater reclassification, yet Australia appears to have lost