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Calls for Pharmacy-Only e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine as Senate debates regulation and criticises ‘rent-seekers’ who want open retail sales  There were mixed views over the future regulation and supply of …

The Pharmacy Guild presents its case for a role in COVID vaccination to Parliament, but most of the heat falls on industry Guild national president, George Tambassis, and executive director, …

Questions over the price of private prescriptions due to “commercial decisions by the pharmacist” as Senate tackles the question of medicine shortages Federal Senators questioned Department of Health officials on …

Pharmacist medication programs and DAA fees questioned during Senate Estimates hearings Health Department officials were questioned about the costs and details of a number of pharmacy medication management programs during …

Don’t give in to pressure to water down proposed regulations around prescription-only vaping, e-cigarettes, Senator tells government A motion has been moved in the Senate calling for the government to …

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 …