Pharmac eyes expansion of stat dispensing list

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Pharmac eyes expansion of stat dispensing list

One Northland pharmacist says he is “struggling to not be insulted” by the changes proposed by Pharmac
One Northland pharmacist says he is “struggling to not be insulted” by the changes proposed by Pharmac
Pharmac is proposing to rip up the rulebook on dispensing frequency rules and add 31 medications to the list of pharmaceuticals that can be dispensed

Comments

Pharmac's blinkered thinking and woeful timing seems a wee bit off, we are already dealing with unprecedented shortages, some due to pharmac market interference.

The rest of the world is preparing contingencies for new medicine shortage due to supply restrictions out of India following raw material issues out of China.

Yet pharmac chooses to announce plans to increase the already huge financial and environmental cost of avoidable pharmaceutical waste.

I am at a loss to understand why, with all these additional "stat" medications, they have not included Losartan/Hydrochlorothiazide when all other formulations in this category are already "stat"