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Pharmacy on the agenda for delivering primary school age COVID vaccinations, but states may be a stumbling block Pharmacies are being considered by the Federal Department of Health as prime …

The Department of Health says it has nothing to do with regulating the prices charged by pharmacies for medicinal cannabis products  Complaints regarding clinic consultations and the prices charged for …

Research is continuing to determine the clinical and financial efficacy of MedsChecks, Department says, as it releases the latest figures on uptake of the Pain MedsCheck trial program The final …

Get ready to ditch the paper: New legislation provides framework for electronic prescriptions Legislative changes passed late last month are paving the way for the use of electronic prescriptions across …

Are two month prescriptions back on the government’s agenda? Recommendations made by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) that prescription lengths be doubled to two months for a range of medicines …

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, …