Media Release - Pharmacist power play risks patient health
Pharmacists must not be allowed to put profits before people, as they push for more power to issue repeat prescriptions without a script from a doctor.
AMA Queensland State President Dr Dilip Dhupelia said pharmacists don’t have the highlevel medical training or expertise to replace GPs.
“If pharmacists want to diagnose and treat patients, and be allowed to control and manage patient medication, they should devote the many years needed to be a skilled and qualified doctor,” Dr Dhupelia said.
Published: 20 Jul 2018