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“An Auspharm forum member writes: We submitted our PBS Safety Net Claim for payment on the 21st of November 2016. We received payment on the 10th of April 2017. Why would …

An increase to the script copayment and to the Medicare Safety Net remain Government policy, a Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Estimates meeting has heard. The measure, which would increase …

A The Checkout piece slamming pharmacy for selling complementary medicines has offered suggestions for saving money that may actually cost consumers more. Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch president Tim …

The increased PBS copayment and Safety Net amounts remain Coalition policy and will be revisited should the Turnbull Government be returned, Health Minister Sussan Ley says. The Prime Minister yesterday …

Sue Dunlevy’s claim (Lifestyle, 21 Feb) that the Pharmacy Guild has been “misleading patients” about the co-pay discount is false, says Guild president George Tambassis. In a statement released today, Tambassis rebuffs Dunlevy …

While the second half of 2015 was positive for pharmacies, 2016 will be challenging with the further PBS reforms reducing wholesaler and generic trading terms, says Guild executive director David …

The co-payment of $1 discount is being offered by Discount Drug Stores (DDS), as it claims it will enable the group to offer better priced OTC meds and offset the PBS impact of …

With review ‘scope creep’ meaning ownership rules may be captured by the upcoming review, and a Health Minister who appears not to be a great friend of pharmacy, the industry …

The $1 pharmacy co-payment discount is about as welcome as a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking for many pharmacists, writes Mal Scrymgeour… is your strategy in place yet? …

All Australians need to be aware of the impact that Federal Government changes to the PBS will have on the number of prescriptions they will need to fill in order …

Chemist Warehouse has announced that it will discount all its PBS copayments as of January 1 by the maximum permissible discount – a move which won’t affect patients’ qualification for …

As 2016 looms, community pharmacies need to be prepared for the optional $1 script copayment discount, and the delisting of several medicines from the PBS, Guild executive director David Quilty …