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Transformation of Australian Community Pharmacies Into Good Clinical Practice Compliant Trial Pharmacies for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Luxi Lal, Kathleen Ryan, Iris Yi Liu, Brian Price, Timmy Lockwood, Ivette Aguirre, Peter Slobodian, Ada Lam, Manoj Vassan, Kie Lim, John Silverii, Joseph Tesoriero, Johnny Phu, Wan Lim, Bharathy Naidoo, Nick Russell, Matthew Rundle, Rowan Sewell, Craig Cooper, Alexander Hardman Show all



Background: In Australia, clinical trial drugs are conventionally dispensed through clinical trial pharmacies only, while community pharmacies dispense drugs approved by Australia's regulatory body. A large HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis study aimed to deliver clinical trial drug through community pharmacies to improve convenience and mimic real world prescribing. This paper describes the process of making community trials compliant with good clinical practice and reports outcomes of delivering clinical trial drug through community pharmacies. Methods: Eight community and four clinical trial pharmacies across three Australian states were approached to participate. A good clinical practice chec..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Victorian Department of Health, Victoria, Australia; Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia; The Victorian AIDS Council, Melbourne, Australia; The Government of South Australia, Australia; The Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania, Australia.