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‘The announcement by the Commonwealth Department of Health that hospital doctors will be permitted to write Closing the Gap prescriptions for their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients is long overdue’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

Pharmacists are a largely untapped resource when a flu outbreak is happening according to an Issues Brief published by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research— Improving pharmacist involvement in...

Caution needed: Blunt PBS cost savings may do more harm than good Announcements regarding the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) in the 2015-16 Budget mark a departure from the National Medicines Policy, and its aim to improve positive health...

Community pharmacy integral to health system, changes need broad debate The Government’s 2015-16 Budget announced tonight has provided some piecemeal approaches to contain the cost of medicines. Timely access to the medicines that Australians need, at a...