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Mark Butler


Talks to secure an 8CPA are ongoing as the planning 1 March implementation date approaches  Representatives from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Government are continuing to negotiate the …

Guild aiming to resolve “remaining issues of contention” in “good faith” as 8CPA deadline looms  Progress is being made to deliver the Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement (8CPA), but more urgency …

Minister says government is committed to ensuring affordable access to ODT  Transitional arrangements for patients undergoing opioid dependence treatment (ODT) with private providers will remain in place until 30 June …

Guild still targeting 1 March start date for Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement   With less than three weeks before the second tranche of medications becomes available under 60-day dispensing, negotiations …

Health Minister stresses the need for Australians to be able to afford prescription medicines, as government marks 40 years of Medicare  Tranches two and three of the government’s 60-day dispensing …

Changes to the Stage 3 tax cuts will deliver benefits for pharmacists, Health Minister claims  Pharmacists will enjoy their share of tax cuts aimed at easing cost-of-living pressures announced by …

Government rejection of call for Medicare Provider Numbers for pharmacists prompts plea for Guild president to lobby Health Minister  Pharmacy Guild of Australia national president, Professor Trent Twomey, is being …

Negotiations to deliver the Eighth Community Pharmacy Agreement are continuing as 1 March deadline looms  With the government’s deadline to implement a new Community Pharmacy Agreement (CPA) fast approaching, Professor …

Government kicks off new ‘Beforeplay’ campaign to boost testing for sexually transmitted infections   Australians are being urged to undergo regular testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in response to …

Health Minister says he is “not aware” of issues with supply of antivirals, despite surging case numbers, while deferring to expert advice on calls for widened PBS eligibility  Speaking at …

Pharmacists are set to protest outside Parliament House on the first sitting day of 2024 if the profession is not reassured that progress is being made to deliver the Eight Community …

Urgent action is needed to implement environmentally sustainable practice across Australia’s pharmacy and wider health system, PSA leader says  Moves to address the health system’s greenhouse gas emissions as part …