New legislation to support medicine substitutions

5 March 2021 - New legislation has been passed to allow pharmacists to substitute a different medicine when a patient's ...

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NHS prescription charges set to rise in England

2 March 2021 - The NHS prescription charge in England is set to increase to £9.35 from 1 April 2021 ...

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Chemist giants are testing the rules

22 February 2021 - Health regulators are preparing to challenge the increasing dominance of Australia’s pharmacy giants, with threats to ...

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Small town pharmacies suffer in Federal Government reclassification funding and fear for COVID vaccine rollout

10 February 2021 - The only pharmacist in the Midwest town of Northampton says the rollout of vaccines in rural ...

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Pharmacies to offer COVID-19 vaccine shots

31 January 2021 - There will be no requirement to visit a doctor to receive the COVID-19 jab under a planned ...

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Hospitals discover a surprise in their vaccine deliveries: extra doses

16 December 2020 - Pharmacists have found that they can squeeze an additional dose from some of the glass vials that ...

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Over-the-counter access to low dose cannabidiol

15 December 2020 - Today the Therapeutic Goods Administration announced a final decision to down-schedule certain low dose cannabidiol preparations ...

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Supreme Court rules that states can regulate pharmacy benefit managers

10 December 2020 - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that states can regulate pharmacy benefit managers, the prescription drug ...

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Turf war: pharmacists will deliver COVID-19 vaccine despite GP concerns

9 December 2020 - Pharmacists will be able to administer COVID-19 vaccinations when the wider immunisation program begins in mid-2021, ...

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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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