New South Wales

Seminar: The long and winding road – Pharmacy reform in Australia.


From: Wednesday July 18, 2018, 12:00 pm

To: Wednesday July 18, 2018, 1:30 pm

CHERE is delighted to welcome Professor Stephen King to present a seminar on his experience as the Chair of the Productivity Commission's Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation.

All are welcome, and lunch will be provided.

Click here to register - Please email with any dietary requirements.

Abstract: The Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation was a key element of the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement. The three-member Review Panel (an economist, a consumer  health representative and a pharmacy guild nominee) made 45 recommendations, covering the entire chain of medicine supply. However, the government only accepted 4 of the  recommendations with another 4 accepted-in-principle and the vast majority ‘noted’. In this talk, the Chair of the Review Panel will outline how the Review went about its task, its analysis of the issues and why its recommendations could help transform health outcomes for Australians – albeit with the loss of some economic rents to the pharmacy owners who make up the Guild.

Speaker: Stephen P King is a Commissioner at Australia's Productivity Commission and an adjunct Professor at Monash University. He has researched and published widely in competition economics, regulation and industrial organization. He has advised numerous government agencies and private businesses and has provided expert testimony to the courts on regulation and competition.



Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation

UTS, Haymarket, Sydney NSW 2007

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