Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Medicine wholesalers to co-operate on access to pharmaceutical products

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation for pharmaceutical wholesalers to co-operate in facilitating distribution of essential medication and pharmacy products. This follows an application by...

RACGP welcomes telehealth expansion to fight COVID-19

Media Release 29 March, 2020 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s expansion of Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all...

$1.1bn Coronavirus relief package

A $1.1 billion funding package is in the offering to protect against the widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the package will be...

Breaking records in Pharmacy sales

IQVIA Consumer Health reports that as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise exponentially, a staggering number of Australian pharmacy sales continue to...

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Time to update your medication list

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A bid to address potential supply shortages

The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) has been granted interim authorisation by the ACCC to allow its medical technology companies to coordinate the supply and potential manufacture in Australia of ventilators,...
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Medicine wholesalers to co-operate on access to pharmaceutical products

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation for pharmaceutical wholesalers to co-operate in facilitating distribution of essential medication and pharmacy products. This follows an application by...

Heart Foundation applauds Gov’s latest action

The Heart Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of $669 million telehealth package to allow GPs and specialists to consult remotely with patients during...

RACGP welcomes telehealth expansion to fight COVID-19

Media Release 29 March, 2020 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s expansion of Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all...

Breaking records in Pharmacy sales

IQVIA Consumer Health reports that as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise exponentially, a staggering number of Australian pharmacy sales continue to...

10,000 free hand sanitisers to Aussies in need

National Online Auction Company Lloyds Auctions is offering another 10,000 free hand sanitisers to Australians – however, the team needs help in sourcing empty...

Are pregnant women passing COVID-19 on to bubs?

Pregnant women may need to be extra vigilant with social distancing and hygiene measures during the current COVID-19 pandemic as research suggests there may...

Study shows cardiac injury common in COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide since December 2019, prompting researchers to look into the effect of COVID-19 on heart health. An...

Call to not dispense coronavirus ‘cure’ drugs

Australian pharmacies have been inundated with people wanting to buy hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and chloroquine OTC or via scripts from their GPs. This follows the World...

Keep physical distance, but stay connected

Media Release 24 March, 2020 COVID-19 App – Keeping people safe, connected and informed virtually With the COVID-19 Pandemic, we must keep our physical distance from others....

Industry Updates

Medicine wholesalers to co-operate on access to pharmaceutical products

The ACCC has granted interim authorisation for pharmaceutical wholesalers to co-operate in facilitating distribution of essential medication and pharmacy products. This follows an application by...

Heart Foundation applauds Gov’s latest action

The Heart Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of $669 million telehealth package to allow GPs and specialists to consult remotely with patients during...

RACGP welcomes telehealth expansion to fight COVID-19

Media Release 29 March, 2020 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s expansion of Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all...

Breaking records in Pharmacy sales

IQVIA Consumer Health reports that as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise exponentially, a staggering number of Australian pharmacy sales continue to...

National approach needed on continued dispensing

Media Release 27 March 2020 Following announcements from both the NSW and Victorian State Governments, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has called for the continued dispensing...

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