Reader concern over exclusion of pharmacy allergy role

Pharmacists play a vital role in the management of allergies, say Pharmacy News readers who questioned comments from an academic who seemed to ignore the role of the profession.

As reported in Pharmacy News, an Australian allergy expert said antihistamines should be included on the PBS to combat a “tsunami of allergic diseases”.

However, a number of readers have pointed out that Dr Richard Loh, president of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, left pharmacy out of his list of professions needing to help