Pharmacy fights to halt cuts


The gloom enveloping community pharmacy was lifted during the first day of the Sigma Pharmaceuticals conference in Rio de Janeiro when a leading healthcare lawyer said a successful legal challenge could compel the government to put its funding cuts on hold and pay pharmacies back money taken as part of its budgetary reduction. Before an audience of community pharmacists and pharmaceutical company executives at the Sheraton Hotel in the Brazilian municipality, David Reissner, senior healthcare partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, said the government will be forced to restart its consultation on the cuts if judicial reviews launched by the pharmacy…

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