Should pharmacists be given more power to issue prescriptions?

The Briefing

20-02-2024 • 18 mins

Pharmacists are being given more power to give and refill prescriptions. It comes as more and more GPs opt out of bulk billing and a doctor shortage in regional areas mean it’s more difficult to see a doctor.

So where are the trials and what types of medications can you get without having to see a GP?

We’ll hear frome the Australian Medical Association, someone involved in the NSW/ACT Pharmacy Trial, and look at where those trials are at the moment, if they’re being considered successful and if they really will take the pressure of GPs.

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