A leading pharmacist has hit back at AMA vice president Dr Chris Zappala’s claims that GP-owned pharmacies would be more convenient for patients Following the Australian Medical Association’s announcement that it had formed a working group to lobby the Government to loosen pharmacy ownership and location rules, its vice president featured on ABC Radio Queensland with Sheridan Smith to discuss the rules , including the AMA’s push for GPs to own pharmacies. “I think one of the most common things we hear from patients these days is not only do they want high quality care, which fortunately we can largely take as a given in this country, but they want it to be convenient and accessible as well,” he told Ms Smith. “And so the whole notion behind this is that if we create hubs centred onto the GP practice where primary care is going to be delivered to […]