Discount Chemists Articles
Hidden mark-ups charged by pharmacists for prescribed drugs have prompted a call for an investigation into the extra costs consumers pay for medicine.
As part of its push into Australia's $9 billion pharmaceutical industry, Woolworths expects to be operating a full pharmaceutical service inside one of its supermarkets within a year and will immediately begin increasing its existing health and beauty sections in 100 other stores.
The Iraqi conflict may have been a convenient pretext to give the oil companies a bit of stick, but there is no doubt that what both the Treasurer, Paul Keating, and the Price Surveillance Authority are really after is the return of the good old days of petrol discount..read more
Some Sydney chemists are slashing the cost of the tranquilliser Rohypnol by up to 20 per cent to attract young teenagers who abuse the drug, according to the president of the Pharmacy Board, Mr Ken Bickle. And even though the State Government's pharmacy watchdog has known of..read more
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. - Adam Smith, 1776 Scratch a small-businessman and you find a socialist; scratch a professional and..read more