Pharmacy the answer to health spend crisis: Guild

Pharmacy is pitching itself to new Health Minister Sussan Ley as the answer to Australia’s health care expenditure crisis.

In the wake of the Federal government’s backdown over the controversial Medicare cuts, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia says “full utilisation” of Australia’s community pharmacy network offers the opportunity for “better and more cost-effective health outcomes.”

The Guild says it will use the health minister’s commitment to consult stakeholders for a more sustainable Medicare, and