If Australia follows international trends and allows supermarkets to open pharmacies, what are the effects on neighbouring pharmacies? And when does running a business mean health care suffers?
A review into pharmacy practices last year recommended pharmacies stop selling ineffective remedies such as homeopathy. The government didn’t support the recommendation.
A review has recommended separating pharmacists from complementary and homeopathic products.
Every day, more discount pharmacy stores and chains are opening and assaulting health-care consumers with the “we are cheaper” message.