Revealed: 16 antibiotics pharmacists will prescribe in Qld’s next trial

The regulations have been published in anticipation of the pilot starting next month.

Cefalexin and mupirocin are just two of the antibiotics that Queensland pharmacists will prescribe under the state’s expanded pharmacy prescribing pilot this year.

Pharmacists will also be expected to order pathology testing, if patients agree to pay private fees, before initiating presumptive therapy with amoxicillin–clavulanate for bites or clenched-fist injuries and referring the patient to a GP for further management.