RESEARCHERS from the University of Sydney and Bond University are calling for more transparency around industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups.
THE Pharmacy Practitioner Development Committee (PPDC) has confirmed it has received a request from the Pharmacy Board of Australia relating to proposals for prescribing by pharmacists.
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia has come out firmly in favour of the government's Health Care Homes initiative - at the same time stressing that it's not seeking any additional funding from the program's budget for pharmacy.
THE Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has urged a large scale trial integrating pharmacists in general practices, as part of its 2017-18 pre-budget submission unveiled yesterday.
LIBERAL member for Flinders in Victoria, Greg Hunt has been announced as the Minister for Health and Sport (PD breaking news yesterday) replacing Sussan Ley who resigned from the portfolio last week over controversies around travel expenses.
THE Pharmacy Guild says it's firmly focused on delivering "compelling value to our members" in 2017, with national president George Tambassis set to embark on a national series of briefings taking place from early next month.
Former Industry, Innovation and Science minister takes role vacated by Ley.
NOTIFICATIONS (complaints or concerns) to the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) increased 19.7% in 2016 to 10,082 nationally, representing 1.5% of the registration base, the Board announced yesterday.
CARDIOLOGIST Dr Ross Walker will present a new tool for pharmacists at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference in March, which he says could improve the heart health of the 80% of Australians currently at-risk.
AUSTRALIAN Healthcare Associates has been reappointed as the Administration Agency for the Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding pool under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement, after an open tender process.