Are pharmacists being paid millions of dollars to do nothing?

'Cut and paste' journalist slammed for her latest attack

The Pharmacy Guild has condemned an “error-ridden” media attack on community pharmacies, which claims pharmacists received $200 million in 2017 for “doing nothing”.

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The criticism follows a report by News Corp journalist Sue Dunlevy that says the compensation payment for lower-than-expected script volumes was a “taxpayer-funded handout for doing nothing”.

Her report quotes Grattan Institute director Professor Stephen Duckett as saying the government should use the 7CPA to bring down prices for consumers “not engage in sweetheart deals that protect incomes of pharmacy

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