Title Pharmacists advised to 'choose wisely' when it comes to CAM Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Australian Doctor Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 2 pages Country Australia Date 13/12/18 Description Associate Professor Mark Morgan, chair of the RACGP’s expert committee for quality care, has welcomed the list, saying the college is broadly in favour of the recommendations.
He emphasises that the ideal role is where pharmacists work closely and collaboratively with prescribing GPs and patients on treatment decisions.
He says it’s “good to see” the advice on homeopathy and complementary medicine included.
“I very much hope that the group of pharmacists producing guidance aimed at their own members will have a strong impact on what’s seen as the right thing to do from a professional standpoint,” he says.
“What they’re doing is looking at the logic of this and the science.Pharmacy owners’ groups should acknowledge this and fall into line with these Choosing Wisely recommendations."
Producer/Author Jocelyn Wright from Australian Doctor Persons Mark Morgan