Medicines Partnership Responds to Flood Hardship
|Medicines Partnership Responds to Flood Hardship
With hundreds of pharmacy staff and community pharmacies affected directly and indirectly by the widespread flood disaster, the peak bodies of the pharmacy industry have developed a united approach to help community pharmacies, their owners and staff to deal with the damage and ongoing economic impacts.
The Medicines Partnership of Australia met yesterday to consider a range of ways in which the industry can respond to the hardship and adversity that has closed many businesses and will continue to inflict loss of trading on many pharmacies for some time.
The MPA is an alliance formed by Medicines Australia (MA), Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI), Generic Medicines Industry Association (GMiA), National Pharmaceutical Services Association (NPSA), The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGoA) and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
MPA members have been working hard to ensure continuity in the supply of medicines to patients in flood-affected areas. To find out the three areas the MPA meeting agreed on in which members of the partnership can assist affected community pharmacies, please refer to Source or the Attachment for details.