Saturday, February 24, 2007

Concern over Xenical sales

Here's another global story. It seems that Australian pharmacists aren't doing a great job of screening patients wanting to buy Xenical. I'm not familiar with what needs to be done by a pharmacist before being allowed to sell Xenical, but I think it must be relatively similar to what is expected of Canadian pharmacists that sell Schedule 2 or "behind the counter" drugs.

From Sky News Australia:
...When put to the test, 80 per cent of pharmacists sold Xenical inappropriately, when they should not.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia says an 80 per cent failure rate is indefensible, and that pharmacists had contravened the Society's strict guidelines. ...more

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