Patients miss out on prescription medicines price cut - (news.com.au via NewsPoints Desk)

  • An additional charge, worth up to 4.11 Australian dollars, is being imposed by pharmacists on prescription drugs after the Federal Government recently cut the price of around 500 medicines, as reported news.com.au.
  • Under the agreement between the Federal Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, pharmacist can increase the cost of medicines that fall below a 36.10 Australian dollar co-payment figure.
  • A Pharmacy Guild spokesman said that not every pharmacist would apply the charge.
  • The additional charge put a cap on the amount pharmacists could charge once a medicine fell below the co-payment, he said.

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