Pharmacists should ‘stick to their knitting’


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AMA president Dr Michael Gannon has drawn ire for telling pharmacists to “stick to their knitting” over pathology tests

After Sigma announced that it would offer pathology health screenings throughout its Amcal Pharmacy network from June 26, 2017, the AMA slammed the initiative as “opportunistic, wasteful and bordering on irresponsible”.

AMA president Dr Michael Gannon took to Twitter to express his displeasure.

The comment didn’t go down well.

The PSA’s Dr Lance Emerson suggested that Dr Gannon familiarise himself with the PSA’s position on evidence-based screening and risk assessment in pharmacies, while the NSW Guild’s Rick Samimi suggested a parallel with another high-profile Twitter user.

Mr Samimi was one of several who suggested similarities to the US president’s unique Twitter style.

One correspondent suggested that Dr Gannon look to the next generation of practitioners for ways of working together.

And a few Twitter users at least had some constructive advice as to how to move on from here.

 

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