Pharmacists renew push to supply sildenafil

Under the unnamed proposal the erectile dysfunction drug would be down-scheduled to pharmacist-only for men previously prescribed a PDE5 inhibitor

Pharmacists have renewed their push to be able to dispense sildenafil without a prescription — and to advertise the erectile dysfunction drug to attract patients

In June the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) will consider an application to allow pharmacists who have undertaken an accredited training course to supply a pack containing four doses of 50 mg sildenafil to men who have previously been prescribed a PDE5 inhibitor by a doctor.