Pharmacy prescribing trial widens to include skin conditions

Four more health issues are to be added to the NSW pharmacy trial, with specific medications still being worked out.
Sarah Simpkins
Ryan Park, NSW Minister for Health.

NSW Minister for Health Ryan Park has confirmed that the state’s pharmacy trial will be expanded to allow pharmacists to prescribe treatments for four skin conditions including shingles. 

Pharmacists will be able to provide first-line medicines for the management of “straightforward” herpes zoster (shingles) for patients aged over 18 and impetigo.