Guild slams ‘conflict of interest’ in King review

The Guild has questioned the integrity of a Deloitte report commissioned by the King review, after it came to light that the company participated in the Chemist Warehouse submission.

Deloitte was commissioned by the review panel to conduct a study of international pharmacy remuneration and regulation. But it prepared a separate report for the Chemist Warehouse submission.

The Guild says this is a fundamental conflict of interests.

 “This conflict seriously undermines the independence of the review and makes it virtually impossible for it to make untainted recommendations, particularly in regard to location rules,” says Guild president George Tambassis.

“There appears to have been a serious breakdown in the review’s due diligence in the engagement of this consultancy and a failure to be transparent.”

Mr Tambassis called for all documentation relating to the

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