In an effort to boost pharmacy sales, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an e-commerce pharmacy initiative to compete with online pharmacies.
The competition is called Pharmacy for Australia and it aims to increase pharmacy sales in the nation by $3 to $4.20 per bottle.
The goal is to boost revenue by up to $1.7 billion per year.
Pharmacy for Aus The competition, which launched on January 10, is the first of its kind in Australia.
It has two parts: a $5 “pharmacy kit” and a $10 “buy one get one free” card.
The first half of the kit includes everything you need to start a pharmacy, but the second half will be completely free.
“We’re not talking about a bunch of fancy gadgets and fancy marketing, we’re talking about people taking care of themselves,” said Andrew Tuck, the CEO of Pharmacy Australia.
“It’s about people putting their money where their mouth is.”
The company is hoping the first phase will help the country’s largest pharmacy market by making it more attractive to prospective pharmacy students.
“The first half is going to give people the opportunity to shop and get their first prescription,” Tuck said.
“The second half of it is going the other way and hopefully it’s going to make people more comfortable with what they want to buy, so they’re more willing to get the products.”
The new competition is also aimed at attracting people to pharmacy schools, who typically have to work full-time in an office environment.
Pharmacy schools are a vital part of Australia’s economy, with a $4 billion annual impact on the economy.
While Pharmacy Aus may be able to help with the boost in sales, there is a caveat: the company doesn’t have a full set of pharmacy kits.
It also doesn’t offer free shipping, and only offers a handful of different brands and prices.
The company says it will work with pharmacy schools to create a new “buy three get one” card for the next round of competition.
Pharmacist for Australia is one of many initiatives the ACCC is taking to promote Australian pharmacies and make the country more attractive for consumers to buy drugs online.
The agency recently launched the Pharmacy in Australia app to help consumers buy prescription drugs from pharmacies in Australia and overseas.
The app will be available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Amazon and Blackberry devices.
According to ACCC data, Australian pharmacy sales fell 6.6 percent in 2016, which was the lowest since 2008.
Pharmacies were also hit by the introduction of prescription drug rebates and tax rebates, which reduced sales.
In 2016, a study found that Australians spent $20 billion on pharmacy visits.