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Guild launches online opioid course

The Pharmacy Guild’s Learning and Development platform features a new online course, ‘Opioid substitution therapy: A guide for pharmacists’. The module includes the pharmacological basis for using substitution therapy, its benefits and aims for treatment. The course also provides preliminary information for pharmacists who wish to initiate an opioid substitution …

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Pharmacy Connect 2019

The fourth annual Pharmacy Connect will be held from September 5-7, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. Hosted by the Pharmacy Guild New South Wales branch, Pharmacy Connect 2019 aims to feature a comprehensive three-day program including education, pre-conference workshops focusing on harm minimisation and the 7CPA, plus sessions …

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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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The final Forefronteer

In his final Forefront column, retiring Pharmacy Guild Executive Director David Quilty has made some important parting observations. Forefront is an open Guild publication with more than 13,000 (free) subscribers and for six years Mr Quilty’s whole-of-sector approach has provided a channel for patient groups and industry representatives to communicate their public …

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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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Deputy Prime Minister to address APP

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals Michael McCormack MP will address delegates at APP. Mr McCormack has accepted the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s (Guild) invitation to speak at the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference on the Gold Coast. on the morning of Friday 8 March to deliver the …

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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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