Turf war over hep C prescribing

Banning s100-trained GPs from autonomously prescribing new-generation hepatitis C drugs due for PBS listing next week 
is “insulting”, a leading hepatitis C advocate says.

Hobart GP Dr James Freeman (pictured), best known as the face of the FixHepC website and a generic drug-sourcing buyers club, and whose efforts added pressure for the listing of direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs), sees it as “dumbing down” the GP role. 

Other GPs working in the hepatitis C sphere agree. 

Cairns-based GP Dr Heather McNamee, an HIV s100 prescriber, says it is &ldquo

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