Supermarket pharmacies unlikely: report

Pharmacy owners should not be overly concerned about the possibility that the Federal Government will allow supermarkets enter the sector, a report claims.

While Woolworths lodged an application with IP Australia to register the trademark ‘Pharmacy-in-Supermarket’ last year, experts have indicated any bid to change the current ownership rules was unlikely to succeed.

Although the report played down the possibility of supermarkets entering the community pharmacy sector, the KordaMentha ‘