Competition Review: what you said

The release of the Harper Competition Policy Review and its call for deregulation of pharmacy ownership and location regulations has led to a predictably heated response from many in community pharmacy.

Here is a selection of comments from our readers:

The regulations were brought in originally because there were too many pharmacies struggling to survive and the ratio of pharmacies to population was much higher than other countries.

Today the effect of deregulation will be the total extermination of the family run pharmacy and