COVID-19 employment crisis helps sway court in PBS case

NSW pharmacy can continue operating, pending Federal Court appeal

A pharmacy that had its PBS approval scuttled by a rival can stay open pending an appeal, thanks to a Federal Court ruling that was influenced by the COVID-19 crisis.


The Vincentia MC Pharmacy PBS approval was scheduled to be set aside on 8 April after rival Choice Pharmacy Vincentia successfully challenged its approval to operate in a large medical centre in the NSW town.

But the Federal Court has agreed to allow the pharmacy to keep operating, pending the outcome of Vincentia MC Pharmacy’s appeal against the decision in