If Australia were to lose half its independent pharmacists to chain replacements, GP visits would go up and actual patient care would go right down. In 1941 Finland’s leaders, having fought the Soviets to a draw on the latter’s grab for the south-eastern pocket of the country, re-invaded the lost territory when Germany invaded the USSR. This reversed on them, and the USSR looked to take the whole country. Ordinary Finns cursed their fascist-friendly leadership, looked east, looked west and… acquiesced to an alliance with Germany. I know their feeling whenever I think of the Australian pharmacy question.
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