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The increased PBS copayment and Safety Net amounts remain Coalition policy and will be revisited should the Turnbull Government be returned, Health Minister Sussan Ley says. The Prime Minister yesterday …

Pharmacy stakeholders have welcomed Labor’s announcement that if elected, it will scrap the Turnbull Liberal Government’s cuts to the PBS. Labor says this will ensure that there will be no …

Consumers are choosing the Medicare Safety Net over the $1 script copayment discount, says pharmacy consultant Peter Feros, who has financial interests in Cincotta Discount Chemist. “In the 12 pharmacies …

Pharmacists will need to keep on top of their own health as well as the health of their business in 2016, writes Samantha Kourtis The last two years have been …

The Guild does not support discounting of the patient co-payment as it is contrary to the concept of universality of the PBS and undermines the purpose of having a consistently …

With review ‘scope creep’ meaning ownership rules may be captured by the upcoming review, and a Health Minister who appears not to be a great friend of pharmacy, the industry …

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia has warned that removal of the Bulk Billing Incentive for Pathology services, announced by the Federal Government, is expected to have a detrimental …

The $1 pharmacy co-payment discount is about as welcome as a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking for many pharmacists, writes Mal Scrymgeour… is your strategy in place yet? …

The Government’s MYEFO statement is another chapter in the Coalition’s consistent health policy since being elected – cut health funding and shift costs to patients, says AMA President Professor Brian …

All Australians need to be aware of the impact that Federal Government changes to the PBS will have on the number of prescriptions they will need to fill in order …

Chemist Warehouse has announced that it will discount all its PBS copayments as of January 1 by the maximum permissible discount – a move which won’t affect patients’ qualification for …

As 2016 looms, community pharmacies need to be prepared for the optional $1 script copayment discount, and the delisting of several medicines from the PBS, Guild executive director David Quilty …