Amount of applications approved for Pharmaceutical Benefits within 2013 to 2015

Lamourette Folly made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Community Pharmacy Authority

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From: Lamourette Folly


Dear Australian Community Pharmacy Authority,

As a Macleay College student studying Journalism, we have been given an assignment of doing Freedom of Information request (FOI).

My request to you is about the pharmaceutical benefits.
I would like to know how many applications have been approved to supply Pharmaceutical Benefits in 2014 to 2015 in the Australian Community.

Yours faithfully,

Lamourette Folly
Macleay College Journalism student.

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Dear Ms Folly,

There is no need to make a request for this information through Freedom Of Information (FOI), as it is publically available information in the Department of Human Services (DHS) 2014-15 Annual Report.

In summary, as at 30 June 2015 there were 5,511 pharmacies approved to supply PBS medicines, an increase of 54 pharmacies from 30 June 2014. A full copy of the Annual report can be downloaded from the DHS website at (see table 35 of that report).

I trust this information is of assistance.

Australian Community Pharmacy Authority
Department of Health
MDP 1011, GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6289 2419
Email: [email address]

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