Pharmacist claiming of paracetamol 500 mg with codeine 30 mg tablet prescriptions from 1 June 2020

1 June 2020 - Commencing 1 June 2020, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listings for opioid medicines will change. Included in ...

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Optimizing patient access to medications: the American Dermatological Association’s position statement on pharmacy benefit managers and patient access to affordable and appropriate medications

25 May 2020 - Access to health care has been at the forefront of social and political debate for decades.  ...

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Serious shortages substitution notice

14 May 2020 - Where a serious shortages substitution notice has been issued by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and supported ...

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Mail order drug delivery rises during Coronavirus lockdowns

12 May 2020 - Shift from visits to pharmacist is expected to endure for some customers when pandemic subsides. ...

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COVID-19: pharmacists and GPs brawl over powers to dispense medicines

11 May 2020 - Chemists are using the corona­virus health crisis to push for a permanent increase in their power ...

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Pharmacists welcome medicine review update

21 April 2020 - Elderly people at risk of medicine-related harm will now have their treatments more regularly reviewed by ...

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‘It treats pharmacists with contempt’

16 April 2020 - The therapeutic substitution arrangements in their proposed form are “not workable” and ultimately “unacceptable”, says pharmacy ...

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'Pharmacies run off their feet': people waiting days for prescriptions

17 April 2020 - Some patients are waiting days to have their prescriptions filled, with many community pharmacies struggling to ...

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Pharmacies may only dispense drugs for 90 days

1 April 2020 - As of today, April 1, pharmacies cannot deliver a larger amount of drug than the amount ...

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COVID-19: Australia Post announces launch of pharmacy home delivery service amid coronavirus crisis

28 March 2020 - Australia Post has announced the launch of its Pharmacy Home Delivery Service to assist vulnerable members ...

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Change to monthly dispensing

27 March 2020 - PHARMAC has changed Pharmaceutical Schedule rules that restrict the dispensing of funded community medicines to just one ...

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PHARMAC places temporary dispensing limits on all funded community medicines

26 March 2020 - PHARMAC is placing temporary dispensing limits on all funded community medicines from Friday 27 March 2020. ...

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No need to stockpile medicines says MA Chief

19 March 2020 - Medicines Australia CEO Elizabeth de Somer has echoed calls by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, for ...

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Stop panic buying medicines: pharmacists warn

 4 March 2020 - The Pharmacy Guild has warned Australians panic buying of medicines will only make existing supply issues ...

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Changes to dispensing frequency rules and ‘stat’ medicines list

2 March 2020 - PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal about the frequency of dispensing of pharmaceuticals in the ...

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