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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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Guild slams ‘catastrophic’ proposal

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Guild) has reacted strongly after undisclosed PBS plans to increase prescription quantities from one month to two emerged. In a letter to Guild members, Guild National President George Tambassis described his “sense of astonishment and anger” at learning of the proposal, which followed an unpublished …

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Guild President’s fierce response

Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National President George Tambassis has penned a passionate open letter to raise awareness of the dangers of tinkering unnecessarily with the PBS. In particular, Mr Tambassis raises serious concerns over the recently proposed idea to increase quantities of routinely dispensed medicines. Below is Mr Tambassis’ 26th …

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Deputy PM delivers keynote

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack delivered his keynote address this morning at the APP19 conference, further supporting the direction and announcements made by Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday. In essence, Mr McCormack confirmed that the Government is committed to supporting and helping pharmacists, healthcare professionals and the Australian families they …

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Health Minister supports community pharmacy

Measures announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt today have been welcomed by the Guild, particularly as they provide additional certainty for community pharmacies. In his opening speech to the Pharmacy Guild’s national conference APP, Mr Hunt assured the audience the Government would retaining the current level of the prescription Administration, …

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Guild Executive Director David Quilty retiring

David Quilty will retire as Executive Director of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia in early March. Pharmacy Guild National President George Tambassis said that Mr Quilty had recently informed him of his intention to resign after more than six years of loyal service. “David wants to give first priority to …

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Guild welcomes ALP health reform

The Federal ALP’s commitment to establish a permanent Australian Health Reform Commission if they gain power at the forthcoming election has been welcomed by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Shadow Health Minister Catherine King says the proposed Commission would be an independent, legislated body charged with developing and overseeing a …

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Student competition opens

The 2019 National Student Business Plan Competition is now underway, testing the flair and entrepreneurship of students preparing for a career in community pharmacy. The Pharmacy Guild’s 13th annual competition was launched during the NAPSA (National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association) Congress in Adelaide in January. Team captain of the 2018 …

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