Doctors renew call for dispensing changes dubbed ‘devastating’ by pharmacy guild

When the proposal was raised in 2019, the guild launched a campaign of full-page newspaper ads.

Doctor groups have urged the Federal Government to stare down the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and let patients collect two months of prescription medicines at once.

The PBAC recommended the government make the change in 2018, saying it would be more convenient for patients without compromising safety if limited to 143 medicines for chronic conditions.