Methadone dispensing fee questioned

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is backing calls for the Abbott government to subsidise the cost of dispensing medicines which help treat pharmaceutical and illicit drug dependencies.   

A Penington Institute report, released today, said the government could minimise pharmaceutical and illicit drug abuse, crime and lethal overdoses if it spent around $90 more a year on covering the cost of delivering Opioid Maintenance Therapy (OMT).

The report