Pharmacists urged to control stock ahead of price drops

Pharmacies are being urged to order carefully this month, with more than 2000 medicines in line for price reductions from October.

The government will pay up to 50% less for more than 2000 medicines under the next round of price disclosure, announced on Sunday by Health Minister Sussan Ley.

The price changes affect 10 times more medicines than in April, when 217 medicines dropped in price by up to 38%

The Guild says the price cuts - part of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement - “will require community pharmacies to be