Tag Archives: Department of Health

More patient input in PBS advocated

Australian patients should be given a greater say in which medicines receive government reimbursement, according to the ‘Broadening the Evidence’ report launched this week. Patient advocacy organisations, government representatives and patients themselves gathered in Sydney this week at the launch of the report, commissioned by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Australia The …

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UTS Barometer report shows services on the rise

The 2018 UTS Pharmacy Barometer released on May 7 found a growing level of optimism in the future of the industry. The report found an increase in community pharmacists’ wages and positivity about the changing landscape of community pharmacy. UTS Head of Pharmacy, Professor Kylie Williams, says the rise in …

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Invitation: Pharmacy Trial Program survey

Healthcare Management Advisors (HMA) is undertaking the implementation review of the Pharmacy Trial Program (PTP), on behalf of the Department of Health, according to the Pharmacy Guild. The PTP was established under the 6CPA to trial new and expanded community pharmacy programs that seek to improve the clinical outcomes for …

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NPSA on PBS drugs’ supply

The National Pharmaceutical Services Association (NPSA) has today welcomed the new operational guidelines for the Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding pool that underpins government policy for the distribution of PBS medicines. The updated CSO deeds, which are unique agreements between individual wholesalers and the Department of Health, outline how strict …

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Expressions of interest for chronic-pain MedsCheck trial

The Pharmacy Guild has called for expressions of interest from pharmacies wanting to take part in the chronic-pain MedsCheck trial. At the Pharmacy Connect conference it was revealed that more than 300 pharmacies showed interest in taking part in the trial in the first days after the announcement. Funded by …

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Speakers revealed for National Medicines Symposium 2018

NPS MedicineWise has named its keynote speakers for the 10th National Medicines Symposium (NMS), which is called ‘Population to Personal Healthcare: The Future is Now’. The speakers will discuss healthcare innovation, progress and best practice in medication management and policy. A broad selection of local and international speakers is scheduled, …

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