Evidence supports the pharmacy model

The Federal Government’s formal response to the Harper Review has ‘noted’ the review’s recommendations on pharmacy deregulation – recommendations which the Pharmacy Guild regards as deeply flawed and bereft of evidence.

The Harper Review did not produce any serious empirical evidence to demonstrate that opening up pharmacy to the big supermarkets would produce any net benefit to patients.

In contrast, in its submission to the Harper Review Panel, the Pharmacy Guild delivered a comprehensive independent cost benefit analysis which demonstrated