Wednesday, 5 March 2014
National Health Amendment (Simplified Price Disclosure) Bill 2013; In Committee
I am sure you would never do that Senator Xenophon! I can indicate that we will take that on notice, but perhaps I can provide some information for the senator. The department had a stakeholder meeting with all areas of the pharmacy sector on 6 December last year, which included the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, manufacturers, hospital pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, and consumers. There was material on the website to reflect the feedback from the industry, and those consultations were used to inform the regulations that were developed in support of the legislative change.
I appreciate that you are after further detail. I will just place that on the record for an indicative expression of the consultation that took place. But I would be happy to take that on notice.