Should the medicines supply chain be nationalised during COVID-19?

Rural pharmacies are crying foul about alleged misuse of funds

Rural pharmacists want the Federal Government to temporarily nationalise the medicine supply chain, claiming millions of dollars in CSO funding is being used to underwrite banner groups’ retail offers.

Should the medicines supply chain be nationalised during COVID-19?

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed systemic problems with the CSO, which should be re-engineered to provide equity of PBS access, “rather than just pretend to”, says the Rural Pharmacy Network Australia.

It is calling on the Government to consider radical options, such as

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