Guild hits back at AMA over supermarket support

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia says recent claims from the Australian Medical Association (AMA) that supermarket pharmacies are worth “consideration” are contradictory to previous statements made by the organisation.

Earlier this week, AMA national president Dr Brian Owler was questioned on whether supermarkets should be permitted to sell prescription medicines.

Dr Owler said the case “should be looked at in terms of what the best thing is for the patient”.

However, a spokesperson for the Guild quoted an AMA media release from 1 July 2014, where Dr Owler stated, “Good health is not