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Australia can wave goodbye to any expansion of pharmacy services unless the falling remuneration from PBS prescriptions is addressed, award-winning pharmacist tells politicians Speaking after being honoured for his service …

Medicines underspend is helping prop up our budget surplus, says pharmacist MP as parties take potshots over PBS bill There was acrimonious debate in Federal Parliament last week over proposed …

Decision on PPI double dosing deferred by PBAC, but support given to antibiotic listing changes The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has deferred a decision on whether to allow twice …

The current system benefits patients and drives competition on medicines, argues this community pharmacist The main features of the Australian Healthcare system are the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and the …

Restrictions on alprazolam prescribing have failed to curb usage, with sales of bigger packs on the increase  Measures introduced in 2017 to prevent potentially harmful usage of alprazolam have failed …

Call for Federal, State and Territory governments to work together to promote pharmacists’ role, and ‘nurture’ the 5700-strong community pharmacy network The PBS is a strong system of universal access …

The Federal Government is planning on having the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement signed, sealed and delivered by the end of the year, a senior bureaucrat says Speaking at the Pharmacy …

The Health Minister has announced new PBS listings from 1 September, including a morphine drug and a drug to help manage opioid dependence Greg Hunt has announced that the Morrison …

PBS a huge area of savings compared to other government-administered services including medical and hospital costs Costs of essential goods and services are climbing at twice the rate of inflation, …

Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced four medicine listings through the PBS from 1 August Mr Hunt says that the Morrison Government will invest $56 million in subsiding the medicines, …

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 …

Under fire hospital pharmacy budget measure postponed for three months Plans to align PBS wholesale mark-up arrangements between hospital and community pharmacy have been pushed back for three months. The …