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News from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Every Tuesday the Pharmacy Guild of Australia provides a news update which features in the newsletter. See below for the latest news from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.


Guild Column

Posted: Tue 15 Mar 16

Guild Update 15 March 16 : APP week!


WE ARE now in the final hours leading up to this year’s Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference - the most significant event on the Australian pharmacy calendar.


Posted: Tue 08 Mar 16

Guild Update – 8 March 16 : Flu vaccines in ACT


IT’S terrific news that ACT community pharmacists have been given the green light to administer flu vaccinations to their patients in time for the upcoming flu season.


Posted: Tue 01 Mar 16

Guild Update – 1 March 16 : Hepatitis C – New Medicines PBS Listings Information


GUILD Members would be aware that the Government has approved listing of the following medicines for hepatitis C from 1 March 2016: • Daclatasvir (Daklinza®) 30 mg tablet, 28 DPMQ $7,813.54 • Ledipasvir with sofosbuvir (Harvoni®) 90 mg + 400 mg tablet, 28 DPMQ $22,213.54 • Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi®) 400 mg tablet, 28 DPMQ $19,444.62 • Ribavirin (Ibavyr®) 400 mg tablet, 28 DPMQ $160.95 and 600 mg tablet 28, $237.81 High Cost Members should note the high cost of some of these medicines.


Posted: Tue 23 Feb 16

Guild Update – 23 Feb 16 : Regulation review website


STAKEHOLDER meetings with the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation panel are underway, with a discussion paper expected to be released in April this year.


Posted: Tue 16 Feb 16

Guild Update 16 Feb 16 : National Family Drug Support Day


Despite being crucial to the success of any treatment for drug abuse, family members often encounter stigma and discrimination as a result of problematic drug abuse in the family.


Posted: Tue 09 Feb 16

Guild Update – 9 Feb 16 : APP 2016


THE Australian Pharmacy professional (APP) conference is the most significant event on the Australian pharmacy calendar.


Posted: Tue 02 Feb 16

Guild Update – 2 Feb 16 : PBN2015 videos now available to Members


MORE than 20 videos covering every session from last year’s popular business solutions conference, Pharmacy Business Network (PBN) have been released to Guild Members.


Posted: Tue 19 Jan 16

Guild Update – 19 Jan 16 : Digest confirms community pharmacies under pressure


THE release of the 2015 Guild Digest has confirmed the tough trading conditions being faced by Australia’s 5,500 community pharmacies.