Legislative hurdles could stall agreement

The Federal Government says 6CPA kick-off depends upon parliamentary approval of its entire PBS reform package.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia says the government “has made clear that the commencement of the 6CPA...[is] contingent upon the passage of the legislation to implement the wider package”.

This ‘wider package’ also includes the controversial ‘optional’ patient PBS co-payment discount of up to $1 per