No supermarket ownership of pharmacy: Dutton

The Federal Government remains unconvinced of the need for supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths to run pharmacies, according to Health Minister Peter Dutton. 

Speaking on ABC’s Lateline program, Mr Dutton reinforced his previous commitment to existing pharmacy ownership regulations.  

“The Coalition's long held the belief that we shouldn't have that corporate ownership model… we believe very strongly in a pharmacy that is owned at a community level. And I think that is an important policy for us to adopt ongoing.”