Pharmacists' experiences of non-prescription availability of oseltamivir in new zealand - working within the rules of supply
- At: 2008 FIP Congress in Basel (Switzerland)
- Type: Poster
- By: GAULD, Natalie Joan (Pharma Projects Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand)
- Co-author(s): Kelly, Fiona (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Shaw, John (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
In 2007, oseltamivir became available off-prescription in New Zealand when sold by a pharmacist during winter (May to September) to a consumer at least 12 years old presenting in a pharmacy with early symptoms of influenza1. This is a first in the Western World, and the Medicines Classification Committee recommended availability.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.