Pharmacy pay cheques not Ley’s problem

Cape York pharmacist Scott McCahon has labelled comments made by Health Minister Sussan Ley about pharmacy earnings, as “disgusting”.

Ms Ley has rejected the Pharmacy Guild concerns about the “bankable” level of a proposed five-year dispensing agreement, saying it is not the government’s job to guarantee their future earnings. 

In the comments made by Ms Ley, pharmacies would have an 8 per cent real cut in their total remuneration compared to the last agreement, and would be expected to dispense 10