Pharmacy reforms will happen: Harper

The head of the federal government’s Competition Policy Review has publicly restated his opposition to pharmacy regulations.

Speaking to the Committee for Economic Development in Australia, Professor Ian Harper said he was confident that the review’s recommendations would have the Government’s full support.

Professor Harper highlighted location rules as a key issue harming competition. He cited a case where a medical centre in Ingham, in far north Queensland, applied to the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority to