Ten reasons why DHBs need to act to control prescription pricing

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Ten reasons why DHBs need to act to control prescription pricing

Anna Mickell
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With Chemist Warehouse bursting onto the scene late last year offering zero prescription fees, prescription pricing has again become a topic of conversation. After working as a pharmacy wholesaler for 10 years, and in health in general for 35 years, pharmacy sector observer Anna Mickell has a few ideas on what works and what doesn’t. She gives her opinion on why prescription prices need to be controlled by DHBs

Despite a few left-leaning tendencies, I support a market approach when it comes to matters of health. I think the Government and its agents need t

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Reading this a year and a half on.  All completely true and additionally we are experiencing fractured care as some pharmacies don't appear to be carrying sufficient galenicals for compounding and therefore dispense a few items and send the script on for the 'more difficult/expensive' parts.  If items are on different pieces of paper this may mean that the dispensing pharmacy has very little to go on for clinical checks and only half of the patient's profile on hand.