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  1. Nominations Open (VIC)

    9 May 2017

    Any registered pharmacist who is a financial member of the Guild shall be eligible to be nominated as a candidate for election as a member of the Branch Committee. Those nominating a candidate must also be a financial member.

    VIC | Newsletter | Leadership

  2. Member-pharmacy only

    Dispensing Biosimilars

    7 April 2017

    Biosimilar substitution in community pharmacy was identified as an element of the 6CPA’s PBS Access and Sustainability Package to contain the cost of the PBS.

    National | Newsletter | Business Administration, Clinical

  3. Member-pharmacy only

    PBS Claims over Easter

    7 April 2017

    The Department of Human Services – Medicare has advised that PBS Online payments will be paid in advance over the Easter period.

    National | Newsletter | Business Administration

  4. Member-pharmacy only

    Passage of PBS legislation welcomed

    23 February 2017

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has welcomed the passage of the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill through the Senate today, allowing the implementation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement from 1 July.

    National | Guild Alert

  5. Member-pharmacy only

    Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy – Payment Update for Members

    23 February 2017

    The Department of Health has confirmed that payment of the EFC compounding fee directly to compounders scheduled to commence from 1 September has been deferred. The interim arrangements in place since 1 July in which the $40 EFC compounding fee…

    National | Guild Alert

  6. Member-pharmacy only

    Price Disclosure Reductions for 2015 October Cycle

    23 February 2017

    The list of percentage price reductions from the October 2015 Price Disclosure cycle is now available.

    National | Guild Alert

  7. Member-pharmacy only

    Commencement of new NDSS supply arrangements

    23 February 2017

    From Monday, 18 July 2016, the new product supply arrangements for the National Diabetes Services Scheme will commence. Under the new arrangements, NDSS products will be supplied to community pharmacy NDSS Access Points through the CSO wholesaler distribution network, the…

    National | Guild Alert

  8. Member-pharmacy only

    1 April Price Reductions

    23 February 2017

    1 April 2017 is the second Price Disclosure cycle that will incorporate the removal of originator brands from the calculation. As the originator is less likely to offer the same level of trading term discount as generics, the exclusion of…

    National | Guild Alert

  9. Member-pharmacy only

    Guild Disclosure Statements

    23 February 2017

    In accordance with the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012, the National Secretariat and Branches respectively are required to make available to Members by 31 December each year the following disclosures: Identity, remuneration and non-cash benefits details of the…

    National | Guild Alert

  10. Member-pharmacy only

    New claiming requirements for Section 100 IVF prescriptions

    23 February 2017

    Some members will now be dispensing Section 100 IVF listed medicines as a result of the changes in July 2015 to the Section 100 IVF Program which introduced prescription based supply. Since the introduction of the changes, prescribers have been…

    National | Guild Alert


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