Keep ‘chemist shop’ owners out of primary care: AMA

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) says Guild proposals to expand the role of pharmacy are proposing a “dangerous and irresponsible” model of primary care.

AMA president Professor Brian Owler (pictured) said that the Pharmacy Guild of Australia was using primary health care as a “bargaining chip” to secure the best deal for pharmacy owners, not patients, under the upcoming Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA).

The response follows recent reports that the Guild has launched an expansive media campaign to lobby for expanded services in