Delay could leave 6CPA in limbo

Dispensary incomes dropped by16% over the five year life of the 5CPA, Department of Health officials confirmed at a Senate hearing this week.

The revelation came as fears grow over the implementation of the 6CPA before the end of June, when its predecessor expires.

Pharmacy News understands that a Department of Health official confirmed the severe impact that falling PBS prices had inflicted on average pharmacy income at a Senate Estimates Committee hearing this week.

And any attempts to minimse the imact may be imperilled by the strict timeline and legislative hurdles in front of the