Pharmacy’s income fix

Pharmacy’s new Administration and Handling Infrastructure Fee (AHI) should redress the marked decline in average dispensing income, Department of Health officials say.

Speaking at a Senate Estimates Committee hearing, health bureaucrats batted away suggestions that the AHI would see pharmacy remuneration increased by up to 23 per cent.

They also confirmed co-pay cuts would delay concessional payments reaching the PBS safety net threshold by up to