Doctors call for revamp of ‘unacceptable’ pharmacy agreement

Patients and not pharmacists should be the priority in any future pharmacy funding agreements, says the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

The group says the controversial Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement does not have the patients’ best interests at heart and is due for a “thorough review”.

The college has joined forces with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Consumers Health Forum and has written to the federal Health Minister, Sussan Ley, outlining key concerns.