Guild says report threatens community pharmacy model
23rd June 2017
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