ACT Medicines Information Services

ACT Drug Information Service
The Canberra Hospital, Garran ACT 2605

Elizabeth Petzel 
T: (02) 6244 3333  
F: (02) 6244 3334
E: Elizabeth.petzel@act.gov.au

 

 

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  • From July 2015 community pharmacies will be dispensing HIV antiretrovirals. SHPA's Introduction to HIV workshop will help community pharmacists to be ready.
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