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Medical and pharmacy students call on Department of Home Affairs to commit to timely and consistent provision of medicines following allegations from immigration centre detainees The Australian Medical Students’ Association …

Government promises funding for expanded mental health services including free counselling for bushfire-affected people and training for frontline personnel including pharmacists Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an initial $76 …

A bill is being considered to give the government more powers to investigate PBS and MBS fraud, including claims for medicines that have not been supplied Health Minister Greg Hunt …

Bill to reduce PBS safety net thresholds from 1 January 2020 has now passed both Houses, but Labor criticises government on medicines costs The National Health Amendment (Safety Net Thresholds) …

Profession’s role discussed as $1 million funding announced for community pharmacists in drought-stricken regional areas to deliver mental health support The role of community pharmacists in mental health care has …

Greg Hunt criticised in mainstream media over medicines that have not been subsidised – but he emphasises the government cannot compel sponsors to list medicines on PBS “Tens of thousands …

Doctors and nurses join forces in call for investment into aged care services, but pharmacists need to be added to the conversation The Australian Medical Association (AMA), jointly with the …

Call for Federal, State and Territory governments to work together to promote pharmacists’ role, and ‘nurture’ the 5700-strong community pharmacy network The PBS is a strong system of universal access …

A new Opposition Health spokesperson is set to take on Greg Hunt There is change in the Health portfolio for the Federal Opposition, with new ALP leader Anthony Albanese announcing …

Greg Hunt to retain Health portfolio as pharmacy enters 7CPA negotiations Incumbent Health Minister Greg Hunt has retained the portfolio as reelected Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed his new cabinet …

It was also ‘perplexed’ about the Health Minister’s decision to announce dual listing of medicines without consultation There has been a concerning lack of consultation regarding significant decisions that have …

In the lead up to the Federal election, ASMI has called for a greater investment in improving health literacy and increasing access to non-prescription medicines The Australian Self Medication Industry …