Feedback for Proposed Changes to the Pharmacy Act (Administration of Vaccines by Pharmacists)

Pharmacist  ·  April 3, 2016

Without any decision-making role, this is just another technical function for pharmacists--only slightly more challenging than "count,pour, lick and stick". It is, however, a big win for pharmacy retailers--more customers in the store buying groceries. It's a win for the government--pay pharmacists less than MDs for same service and free up MDs to deal with more complex issues. It's a win for patients--very convenient, especially when pharmacy retailers invite them to drop by anytime, no wait required. And finally, it's a win for pharmacy students/interns who would otherwise learn injection techniques in a 2nd year course and not practice it for 2 years or more; now they can practice while supervised by an experienced pharmacist.

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