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Good news for those paying the maximum PBS co-payment this week, plus a lot of research news With the election looming, politics were naturally on the agenda this week, with …

Whether the Coalition Government is ousted or re-elected later this month, the maximum PBS co-payment is set to be slashed Over the weekend the Morrison Government announced that if re-elected, …

Wednesday’s Consumer Price Index figures tell a story of households increasingly under pressure to make ends meet, warns the Pharmacy Guild On Wednesday the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the …

Our poll about patients skipping their scripts due to cost has revealed a surprising result In February, the Pharmacy Guild began commenting in the mainstream and pharmacy media about the …

Senior treasury ministers accidentally disclosed a scrapped plan by the Federal Government to cut the general co-payment by $10 Financial Services Minister Jane Hume and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar revealed …

Cost of living relief for working families must focus on measures that the Government can control, according to the Guild Ahead of the Federal Budget, which is due to be handed …

Medicines affordability must take precedence over populist Budget moves like making beer cheaper, says one stakeholder Ahead of the 2022-3 Budget, which is to be handed down on March 29, …

Helen O‘Byrne commemorates International Women’s Day by looking at a critical issue facing many women There is still a long way to go before women achieve full equality in Australia, …

A new report recommends triggering medicines reviews through AI, and extending script lengths to bring down costs A new report from the Grattan Institute wants to reform Medicare – and …

Earlier this week, the Guild said more patients can’t afford their scripts. We’d like to hear about your experience The financial outlook for 2022 is changing, with interest rates tipped …

As some parts of the nation under lockdown take steps to open up, rapid antigen testing in pharmacy was big news… and so were suggested changes to the PBS copay …

The Guild has reportedly “declared war” on discounters like Chemist Warehouse, which says the suggested copay reduction would be a “backward step for consumers” General patients would pay a $19 …