Tag Archives: Budget

Biotech roadblocks need to go 

Funding allocations for areas related to biotechnology in the 2019-20 budget announcement ignore the real roadblocks standing in the way of a thriving biotech economy in Australia, according to The iQ Group Global CEO Dr George Syrmalis. He says that although spending measures within biotechnology are welcome, policies to remove …

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Guild’s budget breakdown

In the federal budget edition of Forefront, the Pharmacy Guild has welcomed confirmation that the government, if re-elected, will provide $245 million over five years to improve consumer access to medicines and support community pharmacies. The funding includes: $215 million over three years from 2020-21 to provide additional remuneration to …

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PSA: pharmacy needs more

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) acknowledged the government’s commitment to pharmacy in the 2019-20 federal budget, shown through the extension of the AHI fee and reduced PBS wait times. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman said PSA also acknowledged the investment in primary care, aged care and mental health, …

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PSA prioritising medicine safety

Innovative and cost-effective solutions to current health system challenges, including harm caused by medicine misuse, have been recommended by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) in their pre-budget submission. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman says PSA’s recent report Medicine Safety: Take Care, released last week, shows medicine safety is a …

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