WA to get real-time reporting system

WA pharmacists can look forward to a new state-funded system that will enable them to spot doctor shoppers.

The $1 million program will be rolled out in stages until late 2018. It will enable real time reporting when prescriptions are filled in pharmacies.

WA Pharmacy Guild National Councillor Lenette Mullen says the system is long overdue.

“It is high time for an effective real time recording system to be in place everywhere across Australia, and in that regard Western Australia has taken a very significant step forward,” she says.