‘Pharmacists are at the frontline of health delivery.’


What Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Michael McCormack said at his APP doorstop…

“Pharmacists are at the frontline of health delivery, they’re at the frontline of health service,” said Michael McCormack, who is also Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

“I understand the important role that they play – we all need, at some stage or another, to use a pharmacist and I’ll always fight for those small pharmacies. They’re great small businesses, they’re not dispensing medicines at bulk rates just to get goods out the door, to improve their profit lines,” said Minister McCormack.

“They’re the people who, if you need a compression stocking, that they’re willing to do it free of charge. They’re the people who are willing, late at night, to give somebody a blood pressure test and they do it free of charge, they do it willingly. Because they’re part of the community, they’re part of the families and the fabric of the community.”

See the full doorstop above.

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