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 momentum, when compared to