Location rules a 6CPA bargaining chip

The federal government has placed pharmacy location rules under the microscope as a bargaining chip as Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement negotiations continue, media sources claim.

It has been suggested that the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has been given an ultimatum that includes a threat to remove current location rule regulations. 

According to a News Corp report “senior sources involved in the negotiations have warned the government is prepared to allow location rules that give chemist shops a monopoly to lapse unless the Guild signs the