Ethical fears over Pfizer deal with pharmacists

 In Australia, NewZealand, Pharmacy

A COALITION of 60 health groups has described a deal for pharmacists to promote Pfizer brand drugs as ”highly questionable”, saying it could result in patients paying more for medication.

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The chief executive of the Consumer Health Forum, Carol Bennett, said the deal – under which Pfizer pays pharmacies $7 for every patient they sign up to ”support programs” for nine of its drugs – was another example of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia seeking to maximise profits at the expense of consumers. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…
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