Give doctors dispensing rights: RACGP

The RACGP is seeking to allow more doctors limited powers to dispense medication, and says the move would benefit consumers and the health budget. 

A small number of doctors in Australia are licensed to dispense drugs subsidised by the PBS, but only where access to a community pharmacy is limited. 

Now, the AMA is weighing up whether to back the call, with Council of General Practice chair Dr Brian Morton telling MO that members feel the AMA’s current policy “needs to be revisited”.