Warning on overworked pharmacists

Excessive workloads may be causing some pharmacists to exceed recommended dispensing levels, leading the Pharmacy Board of Australia to warn owners should suitably resource their stores.

In its latest communique, the Board expresses concerns “that there are some pharmacists who fail to practise in accordance with the Board’s Guidelines for dispensing of medicines…. particularly in relation to recommended dispensing levels”.

Pharmacy owners were reminded of “their responsibility to ensure that the pharmacy