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    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Member-pharmacy only

    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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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