Replacing pharmacy would cost billions: Tambassis

 In Australia, NewZealand, Pharmacy
Politicians were reminded that Australia’s community pharmacy model must remain commercially viable if it is to fulfil its current role.
George Tambassis, Pharmacy Guild of Australia national president, said the profession’s current model would cost “many billions of dollars” to replace, if continuing PBS reforms stripped the model of its profitability, at the Guild’s annual dinner in Canberra last night.
“With the challenges of accelerated price disclosure, increased competition and a tough business environment, the Guild must be more focussed than ever on ensuring that community pharmacies are able to continue their vital role as trusted and accessible health care providers,” he said.
“The model of pharmacy in Australia is a classic public-private partnership.  The infrastructure cost embodied in those 5300 pharmacies is… Pharmacy News – Read more…

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