PSA slams King panel’s treatment of pharmacists

The PSA has slammed the King panel’s interim report for treating pharmacists like commodities such as gas or electricity.

In its formal submission to the panel, it says the economic principles behind suggested changes to dispensing remuneration are “flawed and inappropriate”.

Health services requiring the cognitive input of clinicians are not “ordinary items of commerce” and are not comparable to “commodities such as gas or electricity”.

“A more appropriate payment model for pharmacist service is one which