Tag Archives: George-Tambassis

Age care focus at community pharmacy conference

Media Release 11 February, 2020 The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator Richard Colbeck, will be attending the inaugural Tasmanian Pharmacy Conference, held in Hobart on the 15th and 16th of February. Senator Colbeck will attend the Guild member breakfast session on Sunday 16th with Pharmacy Guild of …

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Pharmacy Guild supports real time monitoring

Media Release February 7, 2020 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia today welcomes the renewed push by Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to achieve a national system of real time opioid prescription monitoring by the end of 2020. The Pharmacy Guild has long supported and called for the introduction of national real …

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Pharmacists supply PBS medicines without prescriptions during bushfire crisis

A temporary expansion of PBS Continued Dispensing to cover nearly all PBS medicines will mean Australians affected by the bushfire crisis will be able to access their vital medicines at regular PBS prices if they find themselves without a prescription. Under the temporary change announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt, …

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Blackmans Bay pharmacy assistant to represent Tasmania for PATY

Pharmacy assistant Bradley Miller from Blackmans Bay Discount Drug Store has been chosen to represent Tasmania at the National Finals of the 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). Now in its 13th year, PATY is the premier award for Australian pharmacy assistants, recognising …

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Flu: epidemics are needle less

With flu leading to unacceptable numbers of hospitalisations, the Pharmacy Guild is agitating for increased vaccination rates. Nearly one in 10 Australian adults hospitalised with the flu are admitted to intensive care (ICU) and those above 65 years are at risk of the more serious effects of the viral infection. …

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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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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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