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Tuesday, 25 November 1986
Page: 2651

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled: The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that-

There should be no introduction of payment for pensioner pharmaceuticals. The proposed deletion of 46 products from the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme will cause great hardships to pensioners.

There should be no substituting of cheaper drugs for those prescribed by the Doctor.

There should be full testing of all pharmaceuticals by the Australian Authorities before they are released on the market.

And that Australia should develop its own manufacturing industry in Pharmaceuticals and stop relying on all overseas multinational drug companies.