Subscribe


Pharmacy Daily

PD breaking news – Health department disputes Guild claims about Pharmacy Review conflicts of interest

All procurements conducted so as “to ensure accountability and transparency”. 

The Federal Department of Health has just issued a formal statement in relation to the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation and “certain claims made in regards to the due diligence of the Review Secretariat in procuring an international literature review”.

The Pharmacy Guild last weekend told members it had concerns about a conflict of interest because the Review had engaged consulting group Deloitte, which had also helped prepare a Chemist Warehouse submission to the Review.

A Department spokesperson said all procurements conduced in relation to the review had been performed with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules .

“In regards to this particular procurement the Department was aware that Deloitte had previously undertaken work for a number of stakeholders in the community pharmacy sector, including community pharmacy banner groups, medicine manufacturers, and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia,” the spokesperson said.

As these engagements were complete the Department “did not consider this prior experience to represent an actual conflict of interest…in addition it was expected that the suppliers would have previously performed work in the pharmacy sector”.

Deloitte has provided assurances in relation to conflict of interest risks, with the scope of its engagement for the Review being to gather literature on the models in place for the remuneration and regulation of community pharmacy in overseas jurisdictions.

“The engagement does not extend to providing recommendations or advice,” Deloitte said.

More details in tomorrow’s issue of Pharmacy Daily.


The above Breaking News Alert was sent to Pharmacy Daily subscribers on 22 Dec 16

Make a comment...



Established in 2007, Pharmacy Daily is Australia's leading pharmacy industry publication, and is sent as a free subscription to people across the industry as a PDF newsletter every weekday.

Register for Pharmacy Daily trial subscription

To sign up for a free subscription, click on the button at right.

Click here to see a sample issue of Pharmacy Daily.

Click here for more information on subscriptions.

Alternatively, you can search our site via the search box on the right hand side of the page, or find other content below.

Recent Pharmacy Daily articles

25 May

Travel Specials 25 May 17 - WELCOME to Pharmacy Daily's travel feature. Each ...


25 May

Dispensary Corner 25 May 17 - CITY living may have 101 conveniences but ...


25 May

Health tenders - THE Department of Health has called for ...


25 May

Jen Morris joins NPS - MELBOURNE-BASED consultant, health writer, science researcher, speaker ...


25 May

PharmaTrack launch - UNISYS Corporation has announced the launch of ...


25 May

Survey – why CPD? - PHARMACISTS are invited to share their thoughts ...


25 May

Chemist Warehouse in Sigma sights - SIGMA Healthcare yesterday warned that a plan ...


25 May

Sod turned on new PSA home - THE start of construction for a new, ...


25 May

AFT rides Maxigesic wave - AFT Pharmaceuticals yesterday announced its financial results ...


24 May

ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural Honey & Fresh Citrus - NEW ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural - ...


24 May

All in 1 Perfecting Brush by DB - DESIGNER Brands Cosmetics brings you the wonder ...


24 May

Ladybug Night Light by Dreambaby - A nightlight not only brings comfort but ...


24 May

1000 Hour Day to Night Lashes - 1000 Hour Day to Night Lashes presents ...


24 May

Dispensary Corner 24 May 17 - VISITORS to San Francisco are being offered ...


24 May

EBOS hospital vertical integration - EBOS yesterday confirmed a binding agreement for ...


24 May

Canada drug $ stress - THE Canadian government is looking to amend ...


24 May

Aussies buy Aus-made - IF IT'S Australian made, Australians prefer to ...


24 May

Swisse study starts - SWISSE Wellness has announced that the first ...


24 May

Pharmacist advice trusted - AUSTRALIANS turn to specialist healthcare professionals for ...


24 May

PD breaking news – Sigma to take legal action against Chemist Warehouse - Dispute over Chemist Warehouse plans to purchase ...



Show Pharmacy Daily items by month: