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Benefits of removing prescription fees w Sir Collin Tukuitonga: November 21, 2023

Benefits of removing prescription fees w/ Sir Collin Tukuitonga: November 21, 2023

Benefits of removing prescription fees w Sir Collin Tukuitonga: November 21, 2023 Benefits of removing prescription fees w Sir Collin Tukuitonga: November 21, 2023, 17.16 MB
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

A survey of Pharmacists from around Aotearoa on the impact of fees free prescriptions found that a majority of respondents recognised significant benefits from the removal of copay prescriptions.

The survey found that 92% of pharmacists that responded were able to have longer conversations with patients, and 94% agreed that patients no longer had to choose which medications to leave behind.

A collective of pharmacists who responded to the survey are calling on the National Party to rethink their policy to reintroduce the previous copay system.

Nicholas spoke to Sir Collin Tukuitonga about the National Party’s plan to reinstate prescription fees.

He began by asking him how the previous system worked.