The federal government is still considering introducing 60 day dispensing for 143 medications. So what will be the potential impacts on patient safety and for pharmacy viability?
AJP Podcast host Carlene McMaugh speaks in depth with Lauren Burton about how pharmacy can, and should, address and respond to this proposal.
They say pharmacy must “strongly fight” to retain this “regular touch point with our patients”, but believe it can’t be approached from the perspective of pharmacy and money, the focus has to be on preventing hospital admissions due to medication error, inappropriate use of medicines etc
Carlene also speaks to a range of other leading pharmacists, including Taren Gill, Peter Crothers and Rachel Dienaar, to seek their views on how pharmacy can combat the extended dispensing threat.
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