Schedule 4 medications able to be supplied by pharmacists in Victoria and Western Australia without a script under certain conditions.
Special authority for emergency supply by pharmacists of prescription medicines has been allowed in Victoria and Western Australia, in moves hailed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
In Victoria permission has been extended until 27 September 2020, while in Western Australia the new emergency supply provisions apply until 31 May 2020.
Patients will be able to receive a maximum PBS quantity or pack size, in cases where the pharmacist is satisfied there is immediate need, as part of Government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The medicine must have been previously prescribed and be for the continuation of current essential treatment, where it is impractical to obtain a prescription.
More details in tomorrow’s issue of Pharmacy Daily.