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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement Reviews

The Fourth Agreement has made provision for a number of reviews to be undertaken during the life of the Agreement on issues impacting on community pharmacies. These reviews include: The existing Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) supply arrangements in the context of aged care residential facilities and private hospitals. The existing supply arrangements for drugs listed under Section 100 of the National Health Act 1953. The online collection and recording of relevant data on PBS prescriptions supplied by community pharmacy that are priced below the patient co-payment. Payment times for processing of PBS claims in the existing environment. The staged supply of PBS medicines when this is specified by the prescriber. The role of community pharmacies in drug recalls


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