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60-day dispensing


Criticism of the government’s efforts to ease patient’s out-of-pocket expenses through its 60-day dispensing policy is being welcomed by pharmacists  Coalition Senator, Maria Kovacic raised concerns that the government’s decision …

Government faces accusation of “gamifying” the PBS Safety Net with its 60-day dispensing policy  Efforts to curb medicines waste and stockpiling by amending the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net …

The pharmacy sector isn’t slowing down just because it’s December…it’s been a whirlwind of activity this week for the profession This week the University of Technology Sydney released its latest …

Government extends Safety Net early supply rule for 60-day scripts to reduce medicines wastage  Changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net early supply rule come into effect today …

Labor’s 60-day dispensing policy is failing to deliver cost-of-living relief, Liberal Party Senator Maria Kovacic claims  The NSW Senator took aim at the government’s effort to deliver cheaper medicines, saying …

Government’s 60-day dispensing policy is being dubbed “an absolute disgrace” by Coalition  The Minister for Health and Aged Care, Mark Butler, is facing accusation of failing to look after regional …

Pharmacy staff are being forced to deal with medicines shortages, with 60-day dispensing not making life any easier, pharmacist warns  Suggestions from Department of Health and Aged Care bureaucrats, that …

Pharmacy owners are being urged to educate local politicians about the work community pharmacists do, as negotiations for the Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement (8CPA) continue  With the deadline for the …

Adequate funding must be secured before pharmacists would be willing to provide bulk billed services  If pharmacists are to step into the breach and provide services GPs “won’t bulk bill …

Some key reports, congratulations, more losses from the profession and more debate over 60-day dispensing all made the news this week This week health minister Mark Butler told the Guild …

Government’s 60-day dispensing transitional payments failing rural pharmacies, Senator says  Support payments to help rural pharmacies cope with the transition to 60-day dispensing are failing to deliver for small stores, …

Health Minister faces accusations of downplaying the detrimental effects of the government’s 60-day dispensing policy  Double dispensing is failing to deliver cost-of-living savings trumpeted by the government, the Community and …