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After a whirlwind week in politics, Greg Hunt has managed to hold onto the Health portfolio Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his new ministry on Sunday, with some big changes …

A new day, a new Prime Minister – and a potential Cabinet reshuffle with it. AJP is wondering who your choice would be for Health Minister On Friday afternoon, the …

Patients are avoiding or delaying filling a prescription because of cost, says MP Emma McBride Labor has slammed the government’s health budget, with Central Coast MP Emma McBride (Dobell, New …

In a highly anticipated move, Health Minister Greg Hunt today announced the Federal Government has released its response to the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation At his APP2018 address, …

We’re now into the second half of the five-year CPA cycle, so what’s the time frame for the seventh iteration of the Guild-Government agreement?  In racing terms we’re into the …

Senate committee pharmacy grants claims were confused, PSA president clarifies  Both questions from Senators and responses from Department of Health officials at a recent Senate Estimates Committee meeting were misinformed, …

Major government investments in pharmacy come under question in federal parliament A couple of key pharmacy funding programs have been raised in recent Senate estimates hearings, and have prompted a …

“Certainty and stability” ensured, Guild believes as bill passes both houses   The National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits – Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2017 has now passed through the Senate, …

Health Minister to pressure states to expedite real-time monitoring plans Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says he will “shortly be writing to all of the states” to encourage them to …

Guild welcomes removal of location rules sunset clause as PBS bill passes lower house The amended PBS bill, to which a number of Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement-linked initiatives were tied, …

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has emerged again as one of the biggest political donors among healthcare stakeholders Recently released figures from the Australian Electoral Commission reveal that the Guild …

New Ministers appointed to health, business portfolios Some new faces will be occupying ministerial positions in portfolios of relevance to community pharmacy after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced his Cabinet …