Greg Hunt shelves plan for two-month scripts after pharmacist backlash

 In Australia

A plan to deliver cheaper medicines to millions of Australians by doubling the number of tablets that can be dispensed in a single trip to the chemist has been scrapped by Health Minister Greg Hunt after lobbying by the powerful pharmacy guild.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia this week declared war on the government over a measure expected to appear in Tuesday’s budget to enable patients to collect two months of scripts in a single visit, doubling the number of pills they can take home each time they go to the chemist – for a single dispensing fee. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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