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Chemists push for permanent change to prescription powers

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Chemists are using the coronavirus to push for a permanent increase in their power to issue customers with scripts for medications without a prescription.

But it’s been met with skepticism from doctors.

George Tambassis, National President of the Pharmacy Guild, said there was no need for concern.

“It’s a fantastic outcome for the patient,” he said.

He said it would only apply to patients who have already been previously prescribed the medication.

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