AMA opposes government funding

The federal government would be “foolish“ to fund pharmacist provision of primary health checks, the AMA believes.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s call for funding for expanded pharmacy services is nothing more than a ploy to strengthen its bargaining position ahead of the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement negotiations, says AMA president Professor Brian Owler.  

Writing in Australian Medicine, Professor Owler accused the Guild of cynically using primary health