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The Department of Health is considering restrictions on doctor prescribing of antibiotic repeats The Federal health department has undertaken a review of listings for the top five antibiotics prescribed with …

Pharmacist claims are reportedly under review as the government queries pharmacies on flagged scripts and warns of potential future audits if concerns are identified The Department of Health Compliance team …

Changes to the administration of pharmacy approvals are being introduced from December, with the Department of Health to take over the role In the Federal Budget released in May this …

Were pharmacists really inflating codeine prices after upscheduling? Or was it due to workload or economic factors? The Department of Health has told Parliament it is aware of “anecdotal information …

The CEO of one of Australia’s leading pharmaceutical distributors says he wishes a solution had been organised “yesterday” Exclusive supply of medicines is still a “very big issue”, says Richard …

Pharmacists, manufacturers and wholesalers have been cleared by the ACCC after being accused of hiking up prices of low-dose codeine following the upschedule Based on reports of consumer anger over increased …

The Department of Health has announced a CSO review that will look at exclusive supply arrangements, among other things The review into the Community Service Obligation (CSO) for pharmaceutical wholesalers, …

There’s a vacancy at the top at the Department of Health, as Secretary Martin Bowles has announced his resignation Stakeholders including the Health Minister and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia …

Big changes to the National Cervical Screening Program are set to roll out at the end of the year From 1 December 2017, the two-yearly Pap test for women aged …

The Pharmacy Guild has reiterated its request for the King Review to disclose its dealings with Deloitte Australia in “conflict of interest” furore In a statement released on Wednesday, the …

Around 60 generic medicines have been granted price increases this month, including a 133% increase for a common antibiotic Through the Generic Medicines Working Group, the Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association …

The Pharmacy Guild acknowledges the significant contribution of Jane Halton AO PSM to the Commonwealth public service over many years, and wishes her well in her new endeavours. Halton announced …