Fed Govt to hand pharmacists $2 billion in compensation for 60-day dispensing

The fast-tracked Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement was signed this week.
Left to right: Mark Butler, Anthony Albanese and Trent Twomey.

Pharmacies will receive an extra $4.79 per 60-day script dispensed under a new funding agreement with the Federal Government, which has patched up its fractured relationship with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

It was just last year that the government and the guild had a public, tear-streaked falling-out over the decision to let GPs write double-length scripts for 325 medicines.