Published Articles

Turnstile, cream-skim medicine? RACGP hits back at Pharmacy Guild

President Dr Harry Nespolon responds to the lobby group's attack on GPs.
13 February 2019

MBS Review: Proposal to fund pharmacists' medicine reviews

The task force has recommended more support for non-dispensing pharmacists.
12 February 2019

Pharmacy Guild says GPs working 'turnstile operations' filling time-slots with easy patients

COMMENT: InvestingĀ in general practice would be a 'disaster' for the MBS budget, claims guild's NSW president.
08 February 2019

Federal Court threatens GP's 24/7 pharmacy dreams

Judge pans Greg Hunt's 'intellectual engagement' on the issue, creating a legal headache for the clinic.
31 January 2019

A third of hospitals regularly prescribe opioids on discharge 'just in case'

Hospital pharmacists say the practice is concerning.
27 November 2018

Lonely GP jailed for attempted murder of pharmacist

The judge found the filleting knife was 'plainly a lethal weapon'.
16 November 2018

Pharmacy pain check trial 'a risk' to patients

A $20 million experiment for pharmacists to create 'action plans' had no input from pain specialists.
14 November 2018

Exclusive: pharmacists screened 14,100 customers to identify 136 diabetes cases

EXCLUSIVE: Most pharmacies in screening trial touted by Greg Hunt failed to find any patients with type 2 diabetes.
08 November 2018

Politicians push to make repeats for contraceptive pill OTC

'Women are completely capable of being in charge of their own contraception,' says the Victorian opposition.
22 October 2018

Inquiry says let pharmacists prescribe repeat scripts

This can be done in collaboration with doctors, Qld committee says.
17 October 2018