Pharmacies add freezers, train staff to handle COVID-19 vaccination drive

29 November 2020 - Many supermarkets have offered customers flu shots for years, but COVID-19 vaccine distribution will require more coordination ...

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Amazon jumps into the pharmacy business with online prescription fulfilment, free delivery for Prime members

17 November 2020 - Amazon is making its biggest move yet into the pharmacy space. ...

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US Government announces COVID-19 vaccine agreement with pharmacies

13 November 2020 - Federal health officials have reached an agreement with pharmacies across the US to distribute free coronavirus ...

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Pharmacist army ready to jab Australians with COVID-19 vaccine

26 October 2020 - An army of 10,000 pharmacists will play a critical role in the immunisation of millions of ...

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Pharmacist prescribers able to prescribe special authority medicines

1 October 2020 - Some medicines are only funded under certain conditions to ensure access to medicines is available for ...

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Extension to image based prescription special arrangement

1 October 2020 - The Department of Health has extended the ‘image based prescription’ interim measure which allows the supply ...

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Pharmacies to be first port of call for eventual COVID-19 vaccine

19 August 2020 - Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will be as easy as going to your local pharmacy when the lifesaving ...

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Irish pharmacists lobby for biosimilar substitution

17 August 2020 - Pharmacists in Ireland say the country is losing out on hundreds of millions of dollars in savings ...

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PHARMAC removes dispensing restrictions' - now distributing three months' supply

30 July 2020 - The majority of the temporary dispensing restrictions placed upon Government-funded medicine will be removed on Saturday. ...

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Pharmacy trial program implementation review

24 July 2020 - Under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement, $50 million was provided to the Pharmacy Trials Program to ...

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Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement

23 June 2020 - The Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement is commencing 1 July 2020 and will be in place for five ...

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30 day limit on prescription refills lifted in most provinces

12 June 2020 - Most Canadian provinces have now eased their restrictions on the supply of prescription drugs. ...

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More essential support for Australian patients through community pharmacy

12 June 2020 - Australians will have better access to subsidised medicines and medication management services through community pharmacy with the ...

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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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