Government will not deregulate pharmacy: Annabel

The Federal Government is unlikely to deregulate pharmacy in favour of supermarkets, a pharmacy business expert believes.

Presenting at the PSA Offshore Refresher Conference in Washington DC, Bruce Annabel, founding partner of JR Pharmacy Services, told delegates the recent budget announcement indicated that the government had little intention of significantly changing the current pharmacy model.

In his ‘State of the Community Pharmacy Nation’ presentation, Mr Annabel said it was highly unlikely that dispensing would be incorporated into supermarkets in