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Scope of practice now extended for Pharmacists


Pharmacists are now able to treat some ailments and conditions and can extend prescriptions.


Under new regulations, pharmacists can treat and prescribe for a total of 33 ailments and conditions. Conjunctivitis, Fungal Nail Infections, Herpes Zoster – Shingles, and Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections have been added to the list.


Additionally, pharmacists are now able to extend prescriptions to a maximum of 12 months, rather than the 90 days previously permitted.


Individuals should contact their local pharmacy to ensure these services are available.


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