I got a call from my doctor, asking me to go see a specialist.
He said I needed to take some medicine that was in stock in the pharmacy and that I needed a prescription.
The first thing I thought was ‘why is my doctor telling me to buy that medication from a pharmacy when I can get it from a prescription?’
“She told the ABC.
The problem with this situation is the pharmacy does not know how to prescribe medication.
Dr James Smith is a former member of the Commonwealth Pharmacy Advisory Council. “
The pharmacy has no idea what they’re prescribing,” Ms Gao said.
Dr James Smith is a former member of the Commonwealth Pharmacy Advisory Council.
He said many people were being left in limbo.
“[The pharmacy] can’t tell them how much medicine they’re going to need and they can’t see that it’s really going to help them,” he said.”[So] they’re taking it, putting it into their system and not really thinking about what’s actually going to be good for them.”
“It’s really difficult for people to understand how they can do that.
They don’t know what the side effects are.”
He urged people to check the labels of the medicine before they go to the pharmacy.
Topics:health,health-administration,health,prescription-drugs,medicine-facilities,healthpolicy,australiaFirst posted October 19, 2019 14:39:14More stories from New South Wales