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Pushing for pills with petrol

The peak body for convenience stores has backed calls from global corporations to relax the location rules governing pharmacies so medicines can be sold at its 6500 stores, including 7-Eleven and Caltex.  The news that oil companies, which already own service stations, supermarket giants and billion-dollar corporate chemists, want to …

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Confidential briefing with key Guild leaders

Members of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia in attendance at Pharmacy Connect 2019 will have the exclusive opportunity to hear from Guild National President, George Tambassis and New South Wales Branch President, David Heffernan during a confidential briefing. The Guild Member Only Breakfast held on Friday, September 6, at 7am …

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Suzanne Greenwood appointed Pharmacy Guild Executive Director

Following an extensive executive search process, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has appointed not-for-profit hospital and aged care service leader, Suzanne Greenwood to be its new Executive Director. Ms Greenwood, who has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Catholic Health Australia for the last five years, will take up …

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Pharmacy Guild joins the digital champions

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has become an industry association member of the federal government’s Small Business Digital Champions Project. The project is aimed at helping Australian small businesses, such as community pharmacies, unlock the potential of technology to revolutionise their operations and extend their reach. “We see this as …

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Pharmacy Location Rules

Consumers have benefited for almost 30 years from the Pharmacy Location Rules, which were introduced by the Government in the 1990s to ensure all Australians have access to PBS medicines and related services, delivered through a well-established network of pharmacies. The rules ensure that community pharmacies are established where there …

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Paracetamol: rescheduling sought for modified release

The recommendation to reschedule modified release paracetamol 665mg as S3 (pharmacist only) has been welcomed by the Pharmacy Guild. Guild National President George Tambassis said rescheduling modified release paracetamol to S3 would result in patients benefiting from the required interaction with their community pharmacist. “Quite clearly, with a rescheduling consumers …

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Broad confidence in reappointed Minister

Peak industry bodies and health organisations have resoundingly supported the news that Greg Hunt will remain as Health Minister in the recently announced Morrison government reshuffle. messages of congratulations and support were issued by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the National Rural Health Alliance, Medicines …

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Official pharmacy bodies congratulate the new Morrison government

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has congratulated Prime Minister Scott Morrison on leading the Coalition to victory at the weekend’s election. Guild National President  George Tambassis says the election win would help to provide greater certainty for community pharmacies and their staff. “The Coalition has long been a strong supporter …

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Move to reform Indigenous Pharmacy Programs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients must be ensured culturally safe primary healthcare services in rural, regional and remote areas and this must be a priority for the federal government, say two health industry groups. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) are …

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Guild embrace new APA pharmacist award

A new award for the Most Outstanding Community Pharmacist has been announced by the Australian Patients Association (APA). The award will recognise the increasingly important contribution of community pharmacists in helping improve patient health outcomes and will be announced at the APA’s third annual National Patients Awards for Excellence in …

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