New Zealand to allow pharmacists to manage patients on warfarin

07/28/2010 | TVNZ (New Zealand)

In a first for New Zealand, the government will allow pharmacists to manage patients' dosage of the blood-thinning drug warfarin. The government said pharmacists are qualified to perform the task, but a doctor's group is concerned the move would put patients at risk, particularly since patients being treated with anticoagulants usually have more than one health problem.

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