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    Key speech by Professor Henry Ergas on pharmacy regulation

    23 February 2017

    The distinguished economist Professor Henry Ergas has delivered an analysis of the two main pillars of community pharmacy regulation which shows they deliver significant benefit to consumers and to taxpayers. Delivering the annual Judy Liauw address at the Pharmacy Connect…

    National | Guild Alert

  2. Member-pharmacy only

    Guild Alert: Changes to the PBS – the facts

    23 February 2017

    Over the last few days there has been significant media interest in the changes to the PBS, introduced 1 January. The focus of these stories has been primarily the optional PBS co-payment discount and the de-listing of Panadol Osteo. Both…

    National | Guild Alert

  3. Member-pharmacy only

    Change in GST status of certain benzydamine products

    23 February 2017

    The Australian Tax Office has issued an alert on change in GST status of certain benzydamine products for the treatment of sore throats and other painful mouth conditions due to the change in scheduling.

    National | Guild Alert

  4. Member-pharmacy only

    Guild Alert: Confirmed Prices 1 April 2015 Price Disclosure Changes

    23 February 2017

    The Guild has received official notification from the Department of Health of the list of PBS price reductions and increases that will take effect on 1 April 2015.

    National | Guild Alert

  5. Member-pharmacy only

    October 2016 Price Reductions: Indicative Economic Impact Analysis

    23 February 2017

    Background With the introduction of Simplified Price Disclosure, price reductions cycles have occurred every 6 months and significantly reduced the cost of PBS medicines. In accordance with the 6CPA, October 2016 is the first cycle that will incorporate a modification…

    National | Guild Alert

  6. Member-pharmacy only

    Naloxone down scheduling

    23 February 2017

    Members are reminded of the TGA’s Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) decision of in November 2015 to down schedule naloxone to Schedule 3 when used for the treatment of opioid overdose. The Committee were of the view that naxolone…

    National | Guild Alert

  7. Member-pharmacy only

    Update to Members on 1 October price reductions

    23 February 2017

    You may have seen in today's media that Minister Ley has announced the 1 October PBS simplified price disclosure price reductions. We informed Members about these price reductions and their likely impact last month, based on the indicative figures provided…

    National | Guild Alert

  8. Member-pharmacy only

    Guild Alert: 1 April 2015 Price Changes

    23 February 2017

    The Guild has received official notification from the Department of Health of the list of PBS price changes that will take effect on 1 April 2015. Members have previously been advised of drugs that will be subject to price reductions…

    National | Guild Alert

  9. Member-pharmacy only

    Updated 1 April Price Changes

    23 February 2017

    The Department of Health has announced the PBS price reductions and increases to take effect on 1 April 2016. This list contains all drug names, forms and strengths of PBS medicines having a price change from March to April 2016.…

    National | Guild Alert

  10. Member-pharmacy only

    Guild Alert: The Truth About Aspirin And The PBS

    23 February 2017

    Please be advised that the Guild this morning has issued a press release rebutting claims in some media reports concerning the pricing of aspirin under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

    National | Guild Alert

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