Pharmacists ideal to prescribe asthma interventions

  Pharmacists have the potential to prescribe asthma medications appropriately to help achieve better patient outcomes, according to new research.

The Australian study, published in Pharmacy Practice, recruited 20 community pharmacists who had already delivered asthma services to patients, and asked them to complete a scenario-based questionnaire modelled on information from real patients.

Pharmacists were asked to record a prescribing intervention for each scenario, assuming