Sonic gives in to GP pressure over Amcal tests


Sonic Healthcare has withdrawn its services from Amcal’s new pathology-based screening program following a GP backlash.

But the pharmacy banner group plans to continue the program and is investigating alternative pathology providers.

Sonic says it and subsidiary SmartHealth will no longer provide pathology services for the program at more than 100 Amcal pharmacies.

This follows “feedback from GPs”.