Beware the Pandora's box of pharmacist prescribing

The term ‘pharmacist prescribing’ is a clinical oxymoron, one I imagine many of us would never have expected to hear, let alone experience, when we entered medicine.

Yet, it has been on the pharmacy agenda for many years and was the reason for the Pharmacy Board of Australia meeting held in Melbourne last month.1

Touted as a forum “to explore pharmacist prescribing as a means of improving access to medicines to meet public need”, this meeting must surely take the prize for administrative delusion.