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9 February 2018
Good news out of Canberra this week with the passage through the House of Representatives of an amendment to the National Health Act which will remove the sunset clause on the Location Rules. The legislation now goes to the Senate…
5 January 2018
Following the series of successful Member briefings conducted in 2017, the Guild will again conduct briefings for Members across Australia in late January and through February 2018.Members are also advised that MedsASSIST - the real-time recording system developed by the…
6 December 2017
In 2018, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia will celebrate its 90th anniversary.
3 November 2017
The Guild is actively lobbying Health Minister Hunt to address the issue of direct supply by manufacturers by advocating that all PBS medicines be made available to pharmacies through the full line wholesalers.
27 October 2017
I have had the honour and privilege of serving you as National President for 4 years, and I would like to inform you today that I have been re-elected to the position for a further 3 years.
13 September 2017
We are pleased to launch a thought-starter paper titled Community Pharmacy 2025 – Introduction.This paper introduces a major strategic planning project that the Guild is launching aimed at helping secure the future of community pharmacy to 2025 and beyond.
8 September 2017
The Guild was well represented at the Nationals conference in Canberra. Members are also advised that the voting period for Stage 2 of the Guild elections has been extended.
25 August 2017
The Guild is determined to ensure that the pharmacy ownership rules are maintained and enforced.
21 August 2017
This week the Guild has issued guidance on the expected impact of the 1 October PBS price disclosure reductions.
16 August 2017
Community pharmacies around Australia are putting patients first by voluntarily implementing MedsASSIST – a real time recording and monitoring system for the sale of over-the-counter medicines containing codeine.