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

Pharmacist  ·  April 19, 2016

In many cases this would not be recommended due to cuts in labor coupled with frequent unreasonable demands to provide services. (E.G. "Your target today is 22 Medication Reviews. You will check 250 prescriptions by yourself as well. You will be allotted 16 hours of assistant help to cover the 12 hour day. Have fun today.") This has been going on for years and is getting worse. As the company's have limited, if any, liability, the onus is on the professional to decide what is an appropriate service. Unfortunately, I am aware of more than one individual that was terminated for not achieving the demanded service quota. There may be a role for the College or Government to ensure minimum ratios with regard to Rx volume or administering immunizations. If we are given support, most pharmacists would have no issue with administering the suggested vaccinations. In the current environment however, I feel that it will make an already difficult situation unmanageable and therefore unsafe.

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