Striking back

A well-known community pharmacist has taken up the cudgels on behalf of the profession’s integrity, criticising “unsubstantiated claims” made by a GP leader.

A recent article in the Medical Journal of Australia by Dr Evan Ackermann, chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners National Standing Committee – Quality Care, caused outrage in pharmacy circles.

Dr Ackermann was highly critical of the proposed pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme (MAS) as simply a push to increase profits of