Drug drought looms as pharmacies run down stock in subsidy fight

 In Australia, NewZealand, Pharmacy

THE federal government has condemned pharmacists for threatening to run down their stock of essential medicines before a subsidy cut takes effect next month.


Some outlets have given written notices to customers, urging them to immediately stock up on prescription medicines, including antibiotics, antidepressants and cholesterol-lowering drugs, saying some were likely to become unavailable.


The vice-president of the Australian Medical Association, Geoffrey Dobb, said pharmacists should accept their obligation to ensure scripts could be filled. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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