Drug drought looms as pharmacies run down stock in subsidy fight
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…