The 2016 Budget shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the importance of prevention for the economy and the health of the Australian population, says PHAA Vice President David Templeman. “After tonight’s …

The cost of everyday medicines is set to drop by up to half from October 2016, Sussan Ley said in a statement regarding the 2016 Budget today. “Access to vital …

Jobs and growth are the key focus of a Budget to which business groups have responded positively. Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, former pharmacist and beyondblue CEO Kate …

The AMA tonight condemned the extension of the freeze of the Medicare patient rebate until 2020 – a saving to the Government of almost $1 billion. AMA President, Professor Brian …

The co-op pharmacy which was facing closure after being defunded in the 2015 Budget has been saved, according to Greens MP Adam Bandt. In what he described as “a win …

Around 320,000 adult Australian smokers are likely to quit and 40,000 teenagers deterred from taking up smoking as a result of expected tobacco tax increases in the 2016-17 federal budget, …

SHPA has confirmed that Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley has accepted an invitation to attend Medicines Management 2016, the 42nd SHPA National Conference which will be held in Perth …

A roundup of the latest changes to the PBS There have been a number of changes to the PBS from 1 May. Among the new items listed are four Norspan …

The 41st PSA Offshore Refresher Conference was officially opened by PSA national president Joe Demarte on 2 May in Cape Town, South Africa. Demarte outlined the PSA’s important role is …

What do key pharmacy and health stakeholders want the 2016/17 Federal Budget to deliver? The 2016/17 Federal Budget is due to be delivered today. Most of the discussion, as far …

“A customer just handed me a letter outlining changes to the NDSS scheme supplies from July 1st. NDSS will no longer supply anything and pharmacy will now be expected to …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest research news relevant to pharmacy Association Between Sitagliptin Use and Heart Failure Hospitalization and Related Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Previous trial results have …