22 Mar 2022

Rules broken in prescribing safe sex drug PrEP in 2021

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 22 March 2022

Doctors broke the rules for prescribing a safe sex drug during last year's lockdowns to ensure people had access to it.

Pharmac received advice 18 months ago suggesting a change to the prescription requirements but those changes haven't been made.

The drug is known as PrEP, and can reduce the risk of being infected with HIV by 99 percent.

Jake McKee reports.