Guild’s grassroots push

 In Australia, NewZealand, Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGA) has said it will launch a grassroots campaign to remind politicians of the impact of price disclosure on community pharmacies’ bottom line. PGA executive director David Quilty said until the Federal Budget on 13 May, the Guild would be reminding politicians that this impact over the next year needed to be addressed or jobs and services could be at risk. “This will be a genuine grassroots campaign, with Guild members and pharmacy staff actively encouraged to talk to their local parliamentarians.” This would include building a greater understanding among politicians of pharmacies’ role as trusted health care destinations, which was being recognised globally, Quilty said. “Rather than being a cost, medication management and adherence services are recognised as being critical in elivering. Pharmacy Daily – Read more…


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