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Mon 23 Jan 17

Advocacy transparency?


Pharmacy Daily

RESEARCHERS from the University of Sydney and Bond University are calling for more transparency around industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups.


Mon 23 Jan 17

Prescribing pharmacists?


Pharmacy Daily

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.


Fri 20 Jan 17

Guild strongly backs HCH


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.


Fri 20 Jan 17

PSA budget submission


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.


Thu 19 Jan 17

Health Minister hunt ends


Pharmacy Daily

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.


Thu 19 Jan 17

Guild member value focus


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.


Wed 18 Jan 17

PD breaking news – Greg Hunt named as new Health Minister


Pharmacy Daily

Former Industry, Innovation and Science minister takes role vacated by Ley.


Wed 18 Jan 17

AHPRA notifications up 20%


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.


Tue 17 Jan 17

Pharmacy finger-prick tool


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.


Tue 17 Jan 17

CSO manager reappointed


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.


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