RANZCOG to oppose OTC oral contraceptives

The president of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Professor Michael Permezel, said it was “totally inadequate” for pharmacists to dispense OCs after just a short questionnaire and a blood pressure check.

Under the proposal to reschedule OCs, currently open for public consultation until 11 December, pharmacists would be able to sell 3–6 months’ supply of products including those containing drospirenone, cyproterone, ethinyloestradiol and levonorgestrel to