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With negotiations for the 8CPA ongoing one Guild state branch leader says “it is vital” that those currently involved in the process are backed in the organisation’s ongoing election  Pharmacy …

Temporary freezes on PBS co-payments and the introduction of a 3.6% indexation on dispensing fees are welcome steps but government could have gone further, advocacy group claims  Tuesday’s Federal Budget …

Government accused of caving to the demands of the Guild with Federal Budget measure  Changes to the dollar discount announced in Tuesday’s Federal Budget are being viewed as the government giving …

Local government vaccination service providers should receive the same fees as pharmacies for administering shots, a politician says  Former nurse turned politician, Georgie Crozier, is calling on the Victorian government …

Wesfarmers backs the government’s efforts to ease medicines costs for patients  Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) owner Wesfarmers Health has welcomed measures in Tuesday’s Federal Budget aimed at making medicines more …

Pharmacy students to continue push for access to placement payments  Opportunities to bolster diversity within the pharmacy profession is being hindered by the government’s failure to extend its Commonwealth Prac …

Budget measure will increase medication costs for vulnerable patients, discounter warns  Government plans to phase out the dollar discount on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listed products, are “an anti-competitive backward step”, …

Guild leaders confident they are close to securing a deal for the 8CPA  Following Tuesday night’s Federal Budget pharmacy owners are being urged to get ready for an announcement on …

Price freezes for PBS co-payments welcomed, but think tank queries benefits of ditching the dollar discount  Experts from the Grattan Institute are questioning the government’s decision to phase out the …

Government to invest $631.1 million to support access to vaccination services  Fees paid to pharmacists for administering vaccinations through the National Immunisation Program (NIP) will be indexed in line with …

Government announces $480 million package to improve access to medicines and cut out-of-pocket spending as part of Budget 2024 Pharmacists have been given insight into what to expect from the …

PBS co-payment freeze, $1 discount to be phased out, and cap on dose administration aids increased as part of tonight’s federal Budget  Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, has unveiled a $480.2 million …