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Government questioned over medicine deliveries during times of crisis, with coronavirus and fuel supply raised as issues   Federal Parliament has heard a number of calls for action to protect the …

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 …

Mixed messages from the Department of Health over two-month prescriptions, as new documents say pharmacist mark-ups will impact consumer and taxpayer savings New Department of Health documents reveal that two-month …

Bill to reduce PBS safety net thresholds from 1 January 2020 has now passed both Houses, but Labor criticises government on medicines costs The National Health Amendment (Safety Net Thresholds) …

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 …

Pharmacy’s contribution to the uptake of My Health Record revealed to Parliament The impact of the new My Health Record program to health care has been graphically illustrated in testimony …

MedsCheck costs have almost doubled over the last two years, newly released data reveals The amount paid by the Federal Government in relation to claims made by pharmacists for the …

A Federal Senator recently questioned whether MedsChecks represent pharmacists being paid for ‘doing their job’. Do you agree?  A Federal Senator questioned whether pharmacies should be remunerated for providing services …

The 3-month window for opting-out of the My Health Record begins soon. Health bureaucrats gave a Senate hearing the latest on the program, including what pharmacy’s role entails The My …

Remuneration models, MedsChecks and CMI provision are on the Department’s agenda in the lead-up to the 7CPA, Senate hearing reveals Department of Health bureaucrats have revealed some of the government’s …

Senate committee pharmacy grants claims were confused, PSA president clarifies  Both questions from Senators and responses from Department of Health officials at a recent Senate Estimates Committee meeting were misinformed, …

Major government investments in pharmacy come under question in federal parliament A couple of key pharmacy funding programs have been raised in recent Senate estimates hearings, and have prompted a …