Depending on which source you use, pharmacists remain the most or second most trusted profession in Australia, and they enjoy bipartisan support at all levels of government because of the valued contribution they make to the primary health network alongside doctors, dentists and nurses. But much of what pharmacists do is shrouded in jargon and sometimes confused by interests lobbying for the highly competitive health budget dollar.
We recently came across this older article in the independent 'The Conversation' on the background to pharmacy in Australia. A simple and informative read that unravels some of the complexity behind funding your medicine... https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-the-community-pharmacy-agreement-38789.
Australian community pharmacy is now in it's 6th CPA, planning for the 7th.