Hunt phar­macy vis­its

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

HEALTH Min­is­ter Greg Hunt has vis­ited sev­eral com­mu­nity phar­ma­cies in Qld this week, meet­ing with phar­macy own­ers to dis­cuss cur­rent in­dus­try is­sues.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded a round-ta­ble dis­cus­sion with sev­eral pro­pri­etors at Ter­ryWhite Chem­mart Sam­ford fa­cil­i­tated by lo­cal MP Peter Dut­ton.

Hunt also toured the Hol­land Park Chempro Chemist med­i­cal cen­tre, as well as a Gold Coast phar­macy.

Phar­macy Guild of Aus­tralia Branch Vice Pres­i­dent, Kos Sclavos, said key is­sues on the ta­ble in­cluded con­cerns about the $1 PBS dis­count, ac­cess to the Na­tional Im­mu­ni­sa­tion Pro­gram, the next phar­macy agree­ment and the op­por­tu­nity to em­bed spe­cific pro­grams so they are not up for re­newal ev­ery five years.

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