MEDIA RELEASE: The nation’s pharmaceutical wholesalers today welcomed the new Shorten Shadow Ministry. NPSA members are a vital part of Australia’s health infrastructure. They are the link between manufacturers of prescription medicines relied on by millions of Australians, and the pharmacies where they are dispensed to patients.
NPSA spokesperson, Ms Donna Staunton said, “We are particularly pleased that Catherine King has been reappointed the Opposition Health Minister. We have always found Ms King to be very accessible, willing to listen and keen to get across the complexities of our industry.
We know Ms King is interested in the work currently being undertaken by the Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Panel. We have had the opportunity to brief her about the fact that the current model of remuneration for wholesalers is simply insufficient to ensure a viable wholesale industry. We look forward to continuing those conversations with her.”
“NPSA also welcomes the appointments of Tony Zappia MP as Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare, Julie Collins MP as the Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health and Senator Helen Polley as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Ageing. We look forward to working with them.”
“We would also like to commend Stephen Jones for his service in the last parliament as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Health. He was motivated to understand the sector. We wish him well in his new role,” said Ms Staunton.
Contact: Donna Staunton on 0413 185 724 or Donna Edman on 0419 850 174