Why bowing to coronavirus panic can land pharmacists in trouble

Tambassis urges caution over requests for multiple repeats

Pharmacists could land in legal strife if they allow patients to stock up on prescription medicines amid panic over COVID-19.

Why bowing to COVID-19 panic can land pharmacists in trouble

It is inadvisable to dispense multiple repeats without good reason, as this is outside of Pharmacy Board of Australia guidelines, says Pharmacy Guild national president George Tambassis.

In some states, it’s illegal to dispense multiple repeats without checking with the patient’s doctor.

Another concern is that stockpiling could cause medicine shortages.

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