Co-pay impact revealed

The federal government will save around $370 million with patients not reaching the PBS safety net if pharmacists routinely offer the $1 co-pay discount, Guild data reveals.

Speaking at the Pharmacy Business Network in Melbourne today, Guild national president George Tambassis said modelling showed up to $800 million could be ripped from pharmacy income after the controversial 6CPA measure comes into effect from January 1, 2016.

The Guild remains firmly opposed to the measure and is taking every opportunity to express this to the government and

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