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The role of pharmacists must continue to evolve as Australia’s healthcare system undergoes modernising changes, Health Minister Sussan Ley told the Guild dinner at Parliament House in Canberra last night. …

AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, said today that the sickest and most disadvantaged Australians will be hit hardest by changes to Medicare Safety Net arrangements, which were introduced to Parliament …

More than 10% of people living in some parts of Australia say they have delayed or avoided filling a script due to cost – more than two to three times …

Australia’s new Prime Minister and eight new faces in Federal Cabinet provide opportunities for new thinking and innovative approaches to business including pharmacy, says Guild executive director David Quilty. The …

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (NSW Branch) says it is pleased to support the NSW Government’s commitment to paying the patient co-payments for Section 100 (s100) Highly Specialised Drugs. This …

Don’t panic about the $1 pharmacy copayment discount—and don’t automatically assume you should offer it, writes Mal Scrymgeour

The Australian Medical Association is using Family Doctor Week to highlight the “devastating” effect on patients from the freeze on Medicare patient rebates. It is warning of a sharp rise …

More than 2000 brands of common medicines could be slashed in price, some by as much as 50%, from next year, Minister for Health Sussan Ley says under the Government’s proposed PBS package.

The Government will pay manufacturers less for pharmaceuticals and charge customers more under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement, a Labor politician says. Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure …

Over the five-year life of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement community pharmacy will need to prove itself, says Paul Jones of Moodie’s Pharmacy in Bathurst, NSW. The pharmacy was named …

The Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement was signed on Wednesday, and reaction has been mostly positive, with a few exceptions. Most industry commentators praised the Guild’s introduction of the new Administration, …

Uncertainty over the patient script copayment for prescriptions in the Budget mars an otherwise very exciting Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement, says Melanie Walker, Acting CEO of the Public Health Association …