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QLD chemists seek power to write scripts

Queensland pharmacists are lobbying the state government for permission to write repeat prescriptions and carry out a wide range of vaccinations.

The government has agreed to consider the proposal, with Health Minister Steven Miles open to the idea of expanding the role of pharmacies in health care, The Courier-Mail reports.

Queensland was the first Australian state to allow pharmacists to administer flu vaccines, and the Queensland Pharmacy Guild hopes that will be expanded to other types of vaccinations and scripts for drugs such as Viagra and the contraceptive pill.

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