Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Advocacy

Kos has a track record of effective advocacy across the political spectrum to ensure patients continue to have equitable accessible to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines via a health focused, community pharmacy network. Economic rationalists believe market forces should prevail with PBS however this would lead to rural and regional communities being disadvantaged. The PBS facilitated through the community pharmacy network remains the fairest scheme for disadvantaged patients and those patients that live in rural and remote communities. That is only possible through the infrastructure support structure negotiated in the Community Pharmacy Agreement whereby patients pay the same price for PBS medicines no matter where they live, and no matter what time of on the day or week.