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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.

Subscribers will receive regular (typically fortnightly) email summaries that link to more in-depth content on the Guild website. These summaries aim to provide a quick and convenient snapshot of news, which provides value to the reader even if they do not have time to view the expanded content.

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  1. Interview with David Quilty on 3AW about the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs

    19 December 2017

    Interview with Executive Director David Quilty on 3AW Breakfast Radio about the problem of abuse and misuse of pharmaceutical drugs.

    National | Media Release | Advocacy

  2. Guild welcomes medically supervised injecting room in Victoria

    31 October 2017

    The Victorian Branch of the Pharmacy Guild strongly commends the Premier Daniel Andrews and the Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley for their commitment to the health and safety of the community by delivering an initial two year trial of…

    National, VIC | Media Release | Community Engagement, Advocacy, Clinical

  3. Productivity Commission: Shifting the dial to dumb

    24 October 2017

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia completely rejects the ill-informed recommendations of the Productivity Commission in relation to community pharmacy, which would see the dumbing down of a revered health profession and inferior care for patients.

    National | Media Release | Guild Corporate, Advocacy

  4. Value of pharmacist-delivered vaccinations

    11 October 2017

    The number of confirmed cases of the flu this season has now topped 199,500 according to the Immunisation Coalition, and this figure continues to rise as the season extends beyond its usual length.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  5. Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten to speak at Guild dinner

    11 October 2017

    The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, will be the keynote speakers at the Pharmacy Guild’s Annual Parliamentary Dinner at the Great Hall of Parliament House on 28…

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  6. AMA needs to get real on codeine

    6 October 2017

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has rejected the Australian Medical Association’s misrepresentation of the Guild’s position on the upscheduling of medicines containing codeine from 1 February next year.

    National | Media Release | Advocacy

  7. NSW Nationals put patients first

    5 October 2017

    The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has welcomed the NSW Nationals support for a common sense approach that will maintain safe and appropriate access to pain relief medicines containing codeine without a prescription from February next year.

    National | Media Release | Advocacy

  8. Flu vax expansion needed

    27 September 2017

    The ongoing severe flu season has highlighted the need to extend the role of community pharmacies in protecting the community from this disease.

    National | Forefront | Community Engagement, Advocacy

  9. Codeine exception proposal

    27 September 2017

    The Pharmacy Guild and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia are continuing their advocacy for the adoption of a common sense approach to ensure patients in need have access to medicines containing codeine.

    National | Forefront | Advocacy

  10. Avoiding hospital admissions a priority

    27 September 2017

    Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has foreshadowed a third wave of health reform with the objective of avoiding hospital admissions as chronic disease and an ageing population put unsustainable pressure on health budgets.

    National | Forefront | Capability, Innovation, Advocacy

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