6CPA: Not a windfall for all?

The 6CPA is not a welcome windfall for all with one Queensland pharmacist voicing his disappointment and vowing to fight the planned PBS co-pay discount.

Woody Point Pharmacy owner Steve Flavel yesterday took to his petitioning Facebook page – Pharmacy Under Threat – to call to arms pharmacists to block the $1 optional co-payment before January 1, 2016, deadline.

“The 6CPA is a massive windfall for Chemist Warehouse,” he says.

“They will capitalise on the ongoing struggles of smaller pharmacies in passing on discounted PBS co-payments to keep their already dwindling customer base,” Mr Flavel says.