Xenophon concerned for future of pharmacy

Up to 1000 pharmacies could go to the wall if legislation to approve Simplified Price Disclosure is passed, independent South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon believes.

Senator Xenophon proposed an amendment to the Simplified Price Disclosure Bill, which would require the Government, “to ensure greater consultation in changes to price disclosure” in the future, to safeguard the community pharmacy network.

Speaking in the Senate today, Senator Xenophon expressed concerns that pharmacy was seen as “a soft target for Government”, and warned that