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Pharmacist prescribing made headlines this week… with some stakeholders for, and some as usual against The Pharmacy Board revealed its position on pharmacist prescribing, saying that under Health Practitioner Regulation …

The AMA has released new minimum standards for prescribing – aimed at cutting out prescribing rights for pharmacists The AMA’s new 10 Minimum Standards for Prescribing are “consistent with medical …

Doctors are still having a go at pharmacy, health ministers have made important announcements and complaints have been under the spotlight this week… Doctors continue to take aim at pharmacy, …

Philippa Martyr, University of Western Australia, looks at the history of tension between pharmacists and GPs Would you like to go to your local pharmacy and buy prescription medicines without …

A Pharmacy Guild spokesperson has told AMA president Dr Tony Bartone to “stop digging” over his old flu vaccine remarks The spokesperson rejected fresh claims that pharmacists were administering the …

Amid a storm of negative media about pharmacy, one writer took a different stance, asking Australians to “cherish the local chemist” In the leadup to the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement, …

It’s been a week of doctors versus pharmacists, with GPs taking to the media to accuse pharmacy of bullying, profit-seeking and administering old vaccines There was a flurry of attacks …

A leading pharmacist has hit back at AMA vice president Dr Chris Zappala’s claims that GP-owned pharmacies would be more convenient for patients Following the Australian Medical Association’s announcement that …

Greg Hunt has again said no to non-pharmacist ownership, but a leading doctor has condemned “protectionism” in the sector This week, the AMA announced that it had created a working …

The AMA is calling for a move away from community pharmacy as the vehicle for dispensing medicines in rural and regional areas Along with incorporating pharmacy services into general practice …

The leaders of Australia’s peak general practice organisations have united to lobby governments not to accept Pharmacy Guild policy The doctors said in a statement that the Guild is attempting …

Only two in three Australians trying to access a GP for urgent medical care are seen that day, a leading GP writes in criticising the Queensland pharmacy trial Dr Richard …