Government can’t rule out future cuts: Abbott

The Federal Government cannot guarantee that it will no longer look for savings from the community pharmacy sector, the Prime Minister says.

Addressing the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s annual parliamentary dinner, Prime Minister Tony Abbott (pictured) said the government supported the introduction of more services to community pharmacy, but could not rule out future cuts to the profession.

“I cannot stand up and say that the Government will no longer be looking for savings… but we want whatever we do to be helpful to patients and providing more services, not less services, to the