'Not qualified': Sleep specialists alarmed by pharmacist/GP apnoea testing

Patients will pay $99 for the tests at Amcal and Guardian pharmacies

Two pharmacy chains are recruiting GPs to interpret direct-to-patient sleep apnoea tests under an ambitious screening plan that has alarmed sleep specialists.

Under the program, which officially launches next month, patients will be offered the $99 take-home testing kits at Sigma Healthcare's Amcal and Guardian pharmacy chains.