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Forefront is a fortnightly e-newsletter from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

Subscription to Forefront is free and – while content is produced with Guild members in mind as the primary audience – open to anyone interested in news and current events relating to community pharmacy in Australia.

Just as community pharmacists are at the forefront of primary health care in the Australian community, Forefront aims to provide up-to-date, relevant and valuable content to subscribers.

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  1. Codeine update

    19 July 2017

    The Guild believes community pharmacists must lead the management of the transition of the nearly one million Australians who annually use codeine containing over-the-counter analgesics.

    National | Forefront | Clinical

  2. Pharmacy leads organ donation initiative

    19 July 2017

    A WA pharmacy is leading the push to have community pharmacies become a centre for organ donor registration.

    National | Forefront | Innovation, Clinical

  3. Compounding guidelines update

    5 July 2017

    The Pharmacy Board has announced that revised guidance on the expiry of compounded parenteral medicines is expected in the next few weeks.

    National | Forefront | Clinical

  4. RUM awareness campaign launched

    5 July 2017

    Pharmacies across Australia are being encouraged to prepare for increased collection volumes of unwanted medicines following the launch of a new Return Unwanted Medicines (RUM) national awareness campaign.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Clinical

  5. Bid to keep codeine available under special circumstances

    21 June 2017

    The Pharmacy Guild is devoting significant resources and effort to ensure that patients continue to have access to their much-needed pain medications when the up-scheduling of codeine containing analgesics to prescription-only occurs on 1 February next year.

    National | Forefront | Clinical

  6. Member-proprietor only

    Gold Cross: Lead the Codeine Change with Maxigesic®

    19 June 2017

    Lead the Codeine Change with MAXIGESIC®

    National | Guild Alert | Clinical

  7. Politicians highlight value of pharmacist vaccination

    7 June 2017

    More than 17 per cent of Federal politicians have highlighted the value of getting a flu vaccination administered by a pharmacist by getting their flu shot this year a community pharmacy in their electorate.

    National | Forefront | Clinical

  8. Trust in pharmacists high

    7 June 2017

    Doctors and pharmacists have been nominated as the two top sources of health and wellbeing information in a survey commissioned by Blackmores.

    National | Forefront | Clinical

  9. QCPP unveils major update

    7 June 2017

    Community pharmacy’s Quality Care Pharmacy Program has been updated and revised to meet the changing business and practice environment of community pharmacies.

    National | Forefront | Business Administration, Infrastructure, Clinical

  10. Valium® recall because of suspected tampering

    29 May 2017

    Pharmacists are advised that Roche Products have issued a recall for all batches of Valium® (diazepam) 5mg tablets supplied in blister pack of 50 due to evidence of medicine tampering.It has been identified that blister pack sheets containing other medicines…

    National | Guild Alert | Clinical

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