Tag Archives: Greg Hunt

$4m boost in funding for osteoporosis plan

A national strategic action plan for osteoporosis is set to provide critical support to the 4.7 million Australians aged over 50 who live with poor bone health.   The plan, launched yesterday (October 17) in Canberra by Osteoporosis Australia and the federal government with Health Minister Greg Hunt, also supports a …

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Stillbirths reduction aim of Baby Bundle

A package of education and awareness measures designed to reduce rates of stillbirth will soon be available for health professionals and pregnant women across Australia. Hospitals in selected areas will receive the ‘Safer Baby Bundle’, developed principally by the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Stillbirth at the University of …

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Clampdown on repeat offenders

Antimicrobial stewardship took a step forward this week, with the PBAC recommending the removal of repeat options for antibiotic prescriptions. Targeting the prescribing of antibiotics at a general practitioner level is important because it’s where most antibiotics are prescribed – often with repeats not deemed therapeutically necessary. Research indicates that …

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Annual GP report highlights increase in health costs

The annual health check-up on general practice, titled General Practice: Health of the Nation has been revealed. Launched by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the report reveals the many areas in which the nation’s primary healthcare system continues to thrive. The report was presented by RACGP President …

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Symbion opens world-class distribution centre in Queensland

Symbion officially unveiled its new state-of-the-art $59 million distribution centre in Queensland this week. Incorporating the latest in automation technology, the Acacia Ridge facility operates with industry-leading accuracy and efficiency, ensuring Symbion can meet the needs of healthcare patients across Queensland well into the future. Symbion CEO Brett Barons said …

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Minister’s blunt response to AMA’s pharmacy ownership bid

The Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) suggestion that GPs be allowed to own pharmacies, appears to have been swiftly dismissed by Health Minster Greg Hunt. Pharmacy Guild Queensland Branch President Trent Twomey, had already labelled the AMA move “a distraction”, saying that the AMA was trying to take the focus off …

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PSA19: Minister Hunt reaffirms commitment to addressing medicine safety

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) flagship conference PSA19 opened today with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt reaffirming the government’s commitment to addressing medicine safety. Minister Health said the government stood by its earlier commitment to PSA and will work with the Society to address the issue of medicine-related harm …

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Health Minister Greg Hunt says interesting times for pharmacists

The PSA19 National Conference was opened today with the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt confirming the importance of the role of pharmacists. “We now have a prime minister, a treasurer and a finance minister, who when they define what is the purpose of a strong economy, beyond the individual …

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Shadow Minister will address Guild dinner

The Pharmacy Guild has confirmed that Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen will address its annual parliamentary dinner on September 10 in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra. Guild Acting National President Trent Twomey says the Guild welcomes Mr Bowen’s   input in providing the federal opposition’s perspective on community pharmacy. …

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