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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. Community pharmacy pivotal in flu vax record

    12 December 2018

    Community pharmacies across Australia played a significant role in this year’s successful vaccination program which has helped to deliver the lowest rates of influenza since 2013.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy, Clinical

  2. National approach to pharmacist-administered vaccination

    17 October 2018

    In all States and Territories across Australia, trained community pharmacists can now legally administer vaccinations, but the range of vaccinations and the allowable age of patients varies from one jurisdiction to another.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Clinical

  3. Vaccinations help dramatic cut in flu cases

    5 September 2018

    The latest national influenza data reflects the major impact arising from the committed effort the community pharmacy sector has put into raising vaccination rates across Australia.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy, Clinical

  4. Chronic Pain MedsCheck trial

    5 September 2018

    The Pharmacy Guild has called for expressions of interest from pharmacies wanting to take part in the Chronic Pain MedsCheck Trial.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Clinical

  5. Consumers support expanded pharmacy vaccinations

    22 August 2018

    A survey of more than 1000 Australian adults has found overwhelming support for pharmacists being allowed to administer a full range of vaccines.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy, Clinical

  6. Atrial fibrillation guidelines

    8 August 2018

    Australia’s first guidelines for the diagnosis and management of adult patients with atrial fibrillation hope to have a major impact on the condition that causes a third of all strokes in Australia.

    National | Forefront | Leadership, Clinical

  7. PBS and MBS education available

    21 February 2018

    Education resources for health professionals covering the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and other subjects have been made available by the Department of Human Services.

    National | Forefront | Training, Clinical

  8. Pharmacists’ role highlighted

    7 February 2018

    The important role that community pharmacists play in providing advice about medicines has been underscored in a decision this week by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.The TGA was responding to an application to remove restrictions on the sale of clotrimazole for…

    National | Forefront | Clinical

  9. Prescription addiction in the spotlight

    7 February 2018

    Regardless of one’s views of the merits of the decision to upschedule over-the-counter, codeine-containing medicines, there can be little argument that the ensuing public debate has visibly increased the level of awareness of the serious problem of the misuse of…

    National | Forefront | Advocacy, Clinical

  10. Challenges of a zero growth PBS

    24 January 2018

    Two sets of recently released PBS figures highlight the size of the challenge faced by community pharmacies around Australia.

    National | Forefront | Clinical

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