Watchdog to hear accusations of patient harm linked to pharmacy UTI prescribing

Queensland University of Technology will also investigate allegations of research misconduct
Dr Stephanie Dawson-Smith
Dr Stephanie Dawson-Smith.

Queensland’s health watchdog has agreed to meet with doctors over accusations that pharmacists diagnosing and treating UTIs has led to patient harm.

Meanwhile, the university that evaluated the state’s UTI prescribing trial says it has referred allegations of research misconduct to its health faculty executive dean, with the potential to escalate the complaints to its vice-chancellor if they are deemed serious enough.