Guild unrelenting in compo call

Community pharmacies could be pushed to their limits if the Federal Government fails to offset the impact Simplified Price Disclosure will have on their viability, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia believes.

In a letter to pharmacy owners, George Tambassis, Guild national president, said the organisation would “not relent” until the Government agreed to provide compensation to the profession for the cuts, which were announced prior to last year’s Federal Election.

However, Mr Tambassis said that while Peter Dutton, the Minister for Health, was “sympathetic to pharmacy”, he had