Tony Abbott saved community pharmacy: Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has praised former Prime Minister Tony Abbott for saving community pharmacy at a time when the industry was “shaken to its core”.

The claims come following the twin threats of the Harper Review and the Sixth Community Pharmacy negotiations which, Guild’s executive director George Tambassis says saw pharmacy face the “toughest fiscal climate.”

“Very few people know just how close they came, if not for the efforts of one man who stood up when it really mattered, making clear to the Coalition party room