Medicine costs key consumer concern

The majority of Australians rate the cost of medicine as their single biggest essential service concern, according to a survey by consumer watchdog, Choice.

In a national survey of 1000 Australians, 68% rated cost of medicines as causing financial distress, just ahead of GP costs (65%), quality of aged care (48%), cost of public transport and university fees.

Almost all (89%) of respondents said their

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