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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.


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Posted: Tue 12 Jan 16

Guild Update – 12 Jan 16 : APP Videos


The Australian Pharmacy Professional conference (APP) is producing a crowd-sourced video about Australia’s biggest pharmacy conference event.


Posted: Tue 05 Jan 16

Guild Update : 5 January 16 – Guild asks PBAC to review PBS de-listings


THE Pharmacy Guild has written to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) asking for a review of the de-listing from the PBS of a number of commonly used medicines that are also available without a prescription.


Posted: Tue 22 Dec 15

Guild Update : 22 Dec 15 – OTC Medicines Delisting


WE ARE now only a little over a week away from 1 January and the delisting of a number of over-the-counter medicines from the PBS.


Posted: Tue 15 Dec 15

Guild Update 14 Dec 15 – Revamped Members Only Emergency Management Resources


The Guild has updated its Emergency Management Resources toolkit to help members manage their businesses during natural disasters such as bushfires, storms and floods.


Posted: Tue 08 Dec 15

Guild Update 8 Dec 15 – PBS Access and Sustainability Package


AS PART of the PBS Access and Sustainability Package included in the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement the Government implemented a number of savings measures including the delisting of a number of over-the-counter medicines from the PBS from 1 January 2016, based on the clinical recommendation of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).


Posted: Tue 01 Dec 15

Guild Update 1 Dec 15 – Guild joins “Decembeard” campaign


The Guild has encouraged members to help support this month’s “Decembeard”, a month-long awareness campaign that raises much needed funds to fight against bowel cancer.


Posted: Tue 24 Nov 15

Guild Update 24 Nov 15 – PBS co-payment discount


The Australian Government has legislated that from 01 Jan 2016 the patient co-payment for claimable PBS prescriptions can be discounted at the pharmacist’s discretion by up to $1.


Posted: Tue 17 Nov 15

Guild Update 17 Nov 15: Warning on counterfeit medicines


THE Guild supports the recent warning by the TGA over the risks of using counterfeit medicines.