Alleged rorts break HMR budget

The Federal Government has been told to suspend the Home Medicines Review program amid claims the scheme has blown its budget due to rorting by pharmacists and general practices.

In a move that has outraged both doctors and pharmacists, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has stepped in and asked the Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek to pull the plug on the program until it can be put on a firm financial footing.

The program — which is meant to reduce adverse medication events