Greg Hunt rejects push for GPs to own pharmacies

He says the monopoly ownership rules have bipartisan support
Geir O'Rourke
Greg Hunt
Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

Greg Hunt has issued a blunt response to GPs lobbying for the right to own pharmacies, declaring the issue has already been looked at and rejected.

On Tuesday, the AMA launched a campaign to dismantle the rules that prohibit anyone except pharmacists from owning a pharmacy, arguing they served little purpose other than to create unhealthy monopolies.