Patients miss out on prescription medicines price cut - ( 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
  • 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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