Profession divided over variable dispensing fees

Pharmacists are divided over whether a dispensing fee should be linked to the level of patient consultation, a Pharmacy News poll reveals.

The 2014 UTS Pharmacy Barometer, released in October, found that many pharmacists supported a consult-linked dispensing fee, with similar numbers of employed pharmacists and owners in favour of dispensing fee differentiation.

In light of the interest, Pharmacy News recently ran a poll, asking our readers whether they supported different levels of fees for dispensing