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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 …

There are questions about some of the evidence presented to the Senate committee hearing into the effects of red tape on pharmacy rules, says Anthony Tassone   Evidence presented by Michael Rhodes …

Upscheduling to go ahead on 1 February, after TGA didn’t receive any formal submission to delay, senior bureaucrat confirms OTC codeine in Australia is set to become a memory with …

Government condemned over ‘tough love’ drug testing policy by Opposition Health Minister in Parliament—but Senate has recommended it be passed A Senate committee has recommended the “welfare reform” bill behind …

New laws will see penalties of up to $630,000 for “unscrupulous” employers who knowingly underpay their employees The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 will see franchisors and …