Pharmacists not entitled to reimbursement: economist

Australian pharmacists do not have a “special entitlement” to taxpayer funds to ensure their profitability, says a health economist who is calling for a Productivity Commission review of the sector.

In an editorial in Australian Prescriber, Professor Philip Clarke of the Centre for Health Policy Program and Economics at the University of Melbourne, a well-known critic of the current pharmacy model, dismisses Pharmacy Guild calls for price disclosure compensation.

“If the government