Parliament’s ‘heavy workload’ hurting pharmacy

Discussion of the PBS reform package has been delayed again in Parliament, with the Health Ministers office laying blame on a “heavy workload”.

Opposition spokesperson for health Catherine King (pictured) said discussion of the PBS sustainability package has been delayed yet again, meaning it will now have just eight sitting days to pass through both houses of Parliament.

Pharmacy News yesterday reported that the delay could leave the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement in limbo forcing the industry to be without an agreement when