A plea from a pharmacist

An email to members fo the Australian Senate by pharmacist Steve Flavel (pictured).

Dear Senator ______

In recent days it has become apparent that the coalition is attempting to push through parliament the option of a pharmacies discounting the mandatory co-payment to concessional card holders in order to disguise the effect of a pending increase in co-payment from the patient in yet another squeeze on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Unlike most health professions, pharmacy as an industry is in the less than ideal position of having to