Ensure the viability of community pharmacies.
Community pharmacies are our easiest access to a health professional. They are under threat due to big barn pharmacies permitted to exist and undermine by our government as a way to get free drugs to poor people. Cut the $5 fee Pharmacies are required to capture from their clients as tax gatherers for the government and level the playing field. Community pharmacies provide extensive services free to the public which help Dr's loads. They work in conjunction with Dr's to share knowledge and care plans. They give free advice to people who may be stressed or confused about their health and they do not work in 10 or 15 minute appointments. They create long term relationships with sick people and their families. If we lose this from our communities the cost will be social as well as financial and we will be worse for it.
Why the contribution is important
Because Community Pharmacy is vitally important and it is struggling to survive against Supermarket chains and Big Barn Chemist Warehouse operations.
by Donnachalmers on March 13, 2023 at 12:25PM