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Pharmacists outraged over ‘staggering’ mark-up on face masks during crisis

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Pharmacists have referred a major face mask supplier to the competition regulator over a 1500 per cent mark-up during the bushfires and coronavirus outbreak.

Livingstone Pty Ltd is under scrutiny after increasing the wholesale price of P2 face masks from $2.50 to $38.50 per unit.

Pharmacy Guild Victorian President Anthony Tassone referred the issue to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission and tells Deborah Knight they have tried to reach out to the supplier.

“Despite multiple attempts in reaching out we haven’t received any formal response.

“It’s just a staggering price increase.”

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