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Chemist Warehouse and media supporters have been knocking heads with the Pharmacy Guild over the potential for free scripts from the discount giant Earlier this week, News Corp national health …

Bruce Annabel and Mal Scrymgeour explore whether pharmacy is trying to have its cake (or calamari) and eat it as well We both like hot and spicy Calamari. On those …

Consumer surveys that tell you how satisfied pharmacy customers are with the service they receive are rubbish, say Bruce Annabel and Mal Scrymgeour Recently one of us commented that some …

Most pharmacists don’t believe they should ever be able to discount PBS-subsidised medicines, a King Review report has found This week, the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation released four …

Guild condemns PBS price fixing suggestion as article accuses pharmacies of overcharging The King Review interim report is a “damning” one which demonstrates that “chemists have been overcharging customers for …

A The Checkout piece slamming pharmacy for selling complementary medicines has offered suggestions for saving money that may actually cost consumers more. Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch president Tim …

When is a patient not a patient? writes Mouhamad Zoghbi  When trying to maintain sustainable pharmacy profits, it’s clear that reacting to your competitors’ discounting tactics is very expensive. As …

Pharmacies will never be able to get ahead without a real point of difference, writes John Cao One lesson that I have taken away from watching the many episodes of …

Pharmacy no longer need be a ‘discount’ or ‘service’ model. The new ‘optimal pharmacy’ model optimises profits and health outcomes, writes Mouhamad Zoghbi The general consensus between today’s pharmacy leaders …

Consumers are choosing the Medicare Safety Net over the $1 script copayment discount, says pharmacy consultant Peter Feros, who has financial interests in Cincotta Discount Chemist. “In the 12 pharmacies …

While the second half of 2015 was positive for pharmacies, 2016 will be challenging with the further PBS reforms reducing wholesaler and generic trading terms, says Guild executive director David …

Pharmacies are now being forced to compete more ferociously than ever: are the odds in your favour? wonders Mouhamad Zoghbi Governments have used the technique of divide and conquer for …