Cloud of doubt over 6CPA

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is increasingly concerned over the narrowing timeframe remaining to pass the federal government’s PBS reform package.

As reported by Pharmacy News only three sitting days remain for the Senate to pass the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill, which is required before the 6CPA will be implemented.

If the bill is not passed by Thursday 26 June (the last Senate sitting day before the 30 June expiry of the 5CPA) the agreement will not be implemented and existing location rules will have expired, leaving a