Tag Archives: Pharmacy Guild of Australia

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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Dementia opportunity for Qld pharmacies

‘Dementia-friendly’ pharmacy training is coming to Queensland with the Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch successfully acquiring funding to enable 30 pharmacies to become dementia friendly. The funding is part of the Queensland government’s ‘Advancing Queensland: An age-friendly community grants program’. The Guild’s Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Program will now recruit 30 pharmacies …

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12 teams to vie for business plan prize

Registrations for the 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s National Student Business Plan Competition are now closed, with 12 teams set to compete for this year’s prize. The competition, which originated in 2006, is designed to encourage innovation among pharmacy students who will be the future owners of Australia’s community pharmacies. …

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RACGP misguided and ill-informed on flu vax

Criticism from doctors over the Tasmanian government’s decision to allow pharmacists to administer flu vaccinations to children from the age of 10 is misguided and ill-informed, Pharmacy Guild Tasmanian President John Dowling says. His comments are in response to RACGP President Harry Nespolon’s claims that the state government’s decision could …

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Autonomous prescribing the only way

The Pharmacy Board of Australia’s proposals for collaborative or supervised prescribing by community pharmacists have been rejected by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The Guild believe autonomous prescribing for Pharmacists is the only possible option. It has published the reasoning for this stance in a response to the recent discussion …

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Funded pharmacy assistant’s training

The Pharmacy Guild’s Queensland Branch has acquired funding to prepare pharmacy assistants for the future of community pharmacy. The funding is part of the Queensland government’s Training in Emerging and Innovative Industries Fund (TEIIF) and will be applied through the Modernising Vocational Education (MOVE) project which aims to support the …

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Access to medicinal cannabis simplified

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch has welcomed the Government’s decision to repeal the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Act 2016 to make it easier for patients to access medicinal cannabis. Pharmacy Guild Queensland Branch President, Professor Trent Twomey said the decision removes a key barrier and bureaucratic red tape …

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