Pharmacy Board to follow nurses with prescribing proposal

The board is writing a consultation paper for release in the coming months

First registered nurses, now pharmacists are taking the new steps in their quest for the right to prescribe both schedule 4 and 8 medications.


The Pharmacy Board of Australia is developing a consultation document based on the outcomes of a forum it held in Melbourne in June, which discussed potential prescribing options.

“Participants highlighted many ways in which pharmacists could enhance timely access to medicines, reduce medicines-related misadventures and improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the use of medicines,” the board’s chair, William