Media Release: Prescription Shortcut Puts Patient Safety at Risk
USANZ has issued a media release on the issues related to pharmacists prescribing antibiotics for urinary tract infections. Read the press release online: Prescription Shortcut Puts Patient Safety at Risk.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has also issued a statement of support in this position, expressing concerns in a letter to the Minister for Health and Aged Care. The joint statement by Dr Sally Langley, President, RACS, and Associate Professor Prem Rashid, President, USANZ is available to read online.
Additionally, USANZ Member Ashani Couchman was recently interviewed by Sonya Feldhoff, ABC Radio Adelaide on this topic. The recording was hosted on the ABC Adelaide Afternoons website but is unfortunately no longer available to access.