Guild says report threatens community pharmacy model

The Pharmacy Guild is worried that a number of the suggestions in the interim King report could put the community pharmacy sector at risk if implemented.

A Guild statement says:

  • A requirement for pharmacies to provide detailed regulatory accounts to the federal government, which would be “an unprecedented regulatory impost on 5600 small businesses”;
  • Calculating dispensing remuneration on the basis of an efficient cost per unit of production. This “treats a vital patient health service delivered by highly trained health professionals