oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Dispensing errors : professional practice

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



At a recent Pharmacy Council Committee of Preliminary Inquiry meeting, 30% of the complaints were about dispensing errors. A good many of them were made by pharmacist's assistants. Some had given the medicine to the pharmacist to check. Others had worked outside their scope of practice, and had handed the medicines out without first letting the pharmacist check.

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