Supermarket pharmacy worth considering: AMA

The AMA appears to have no opposition to pharmacy services being provided in supermarkets, but is concerned with pharmacists checking patients’ blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  

Speaking yesterday at a briefing at Parliament House, AMA national president Dr Brian Owler questioned the Community Pharmacy Agreement and expanding pharmacy services, while appearing to support opening up prescription medicine sales.

When asked if Coles and Woolworths should be allowed to sell prescription medicines, Dr Owler said: “If the best thing is for the patient being able to access medicines

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