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Guild pushes for remote Medicines Review Service

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has lodged a submission with Health Minister Sussan Ley, calling for an immediate trial of a Medicines Review Service for remote Aboriginal Health Services.

As part of the ‘Closing the Gap’ scheme, the Guild says that such a service would enhance the quality use of medicines and reduce the number of adverse drug events experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients living in remote areas.