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60-day dispensing


Labor’s efforts to ease patients’ expenses through its double dispensing policy are coming at the cost of access to medications, MP warns  Pharmacies are being forced to reduce their trading …

Patients are “reaping the benefits” of the government’s 60-day dispensing policy, Health Minister claims  Despite disagreements between pharmacists and the government, double dispensing is delivering savings for patients, while “maintaining …

Pharmacy advocacy group calls for pharmacies to be allowed to charge ‘gap fees’ to cover the costs of mandated services  Leaders of the Community and Pharmacy Support Group (CAPS) are …

Once again 60-day dispensing dominated the headlines over the last seven days following the latest round of Senate Estimates Hearings  Department of Health officials have revealed that a casting call …

Opposition pledges to keep “fighting the fight” alongside community pharmacists to secure a fair deal for the sector  Pharmacists are being urged to engage with government MPs to pressure Labor …

A creative agency “shouldn’t have” advertised a casting call for pharmacists and assistants to be the face of 60-day dispensing, it has been revealed Rachel Balmanno, first assistant secretary, people, …

Pharmacy advocacy group set to outline 8CPA expectations in protest webinar  Representatives from the Community and Pharmacy Support Group (CAPS) will outline their advocacy plans for the remainder of 2023 …

RACGP president handed AHPRA notification over private 60-day dispensing Facebook post   Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) president, Dr Nicole Higgins claims a complaint lodged with regulators over …

Labor and Health have been grilled over 60-day dispensing, while there’s scope of practice news in some states and new figures on pharmacist burnout It’s been an interesting week in …

Opposition health spokesperson Anne Ruston has accused finance minister Katy Gallagher of refusing to confirm Government claims of half price medicines “Minister, I’m asking you…there’s been many statements made by …

Pharmacist concerns about 60-day-plus-zero scripts prompted the Department of Health to reach out to doctor groups, it has been revealed During Senate Estimates this week (Thursday, 26 October), shadow health …

Wholesaler outlines plan to replace lost earnings as Chemist Warehouse (CWH) deal comes to an end  EBOS plans to leverage “new revenue opportunities in community pharmacy” and “a range of …