All systems go for co-pay

Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley has backed the PBS Sustainability Reform package saying it delivers “landmark reforms for the PBS and pharmacy.”

Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra, Ms Ley said while 6CPA negotiations were “not always amicable”, a strong outcome for pharmacy, for community and for the government had been achieved.

“As with any negotiation; with any policy debate; I’m the first to admit that not everyone agreed all the time,” Ms Ley said.

The government tied passage of the 6CPA legislation to implementation of its PBS reform package,