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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. Member-proprietor only

    Adverse consequences of 60-day dispensing

    21 February 2020

    The Guild cannot support implementation of 60-day dispensing, and we are making our position clear to Government in no uncertain terms. As community pharmacists who would suffer professionally and financially if this measure was introduced, I urge you to also…

    National | A Message From President

  2. Member-proprietor only

    Pharmacy access to national stockpile of face masks

    13 February 2020

    I am pleased to confirm that the Federal Government has released additional face masks from the national stockpile for use by pharmacies for staff and at-risk patients. Access to the stockpile for this purpose is in addition to any direct…

    National | A Message From President

  3. Member-proprietor only

    Coronavirus, face masks and sanitiser

    7 February 2020

    Pharmacies across Australia continue to experience large numbers of consumers seeking face masks and hand sanitiser products due to the coronavirus outbreak, and I know this is putting pressure on staff and on stock.

    National | A Message From President

  4. Member-proprietor only

    Novel Coronavirus and face masks

    29 January 2020

    The Guild is aware that many Member pharmacies have come under pressure from consumers to supply face masks in response to the current novel coronavirus outbreak emanating from China.

    National | A Message From President

  5. Member-proprietor only

    Disaster information websites

    24 January 2020

    The Government has consolidated much of its bushfire and disaster recovery information under the DisasterAssist website. The site contains information you need about what the Government is doing to help individuals, communities, businesses and local governments to recover from these…

    National | A Message From President

  6. Member-proprietor only

    Improving access to medicines in the wake of the bushfires

    13 January 2020

    Members will be aware that the Federal Government has announced the expansion from today of the range of PBS medicines that can be dispensed under the Continued Dispensing provisions.

    National | A Message From President

  7. Member-proprietor only

    Unprecedented bushfires

    6 January 2020

    The past couple of weeks have been a tumultuous, dangerous and distressing time for all Australians as the unprecedented bushfire emergency has unfolded.

    National | A Message From President


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