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Queensland’s updated legislation on mandatory reporting has passed, but doctors have expressed concern The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (Qld) has now been passed …

Chris Freeman looks at why medical practitioners and pharmacists need to collaborate, not skirmish “Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success.”—Henry Ford It takes …

It’s been a busy week in pharmacy, as other health professionals continue to discuss the role of pharmacists GPs are still talking about the roles of pharmacists: this week Dr …

Non-dispensing pharmacists can strongly benefit patients and doctors, a leading GP has written – but the dispensing pharmacist model fragments care, she says Dr Ines Rio, Chair, AMAV Section of …

Complaints and concerns about doctors who provide complementary medicines has sparked a consultation by the Medical Board The Board is consulting on options to more clearly regulate medical practitioners who …

The AMA’s president has slammed a recent article by NSW Guild president David Heffernan as “a cynical attempt to bolster the retail presence of Guild members, regardless of the impact …

Relations have been tense between GPs and pharmacists this week, and there was a big win for the PSA In major news this week, Health Minister Greg Hunt spoke at …

GPs are outraged over a Guild leader column blasting “five-minute medicine” – but he says as long as doctors hold themselves above everyone else the system will be fragmented The Pharmacy …

NSW Guild president highlights out-of-pocket cost of medicines and criticises the “5-minute medicine” of corporate general practice in his latest column Cost of living is a key issue for community …

Increasing pack sizes and prescription length is “lunacy,” says the Guild’s executive director In this week’s edition of Forefront, David Quilty slams recent suggestions that trips to pharmacies be reduced …

Pharmacy organisations have responded to a Productivity Commission report that reveals there were nearly 3 million avoidable emergency presentations in 2017-18 Nationally there were around 2.9 million “avoidable” presentations to …

Anthony Tassone refutes recent claims around longer-length prescriptions, and looks at their drawbacks A recent article in the Medical Journal of Australia, written by Dr Evan Ackermann, cannot go unchallenged …