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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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.

ACPAmail, Australian Community Pharmacy Authority

Thank you for your email.  It is being considered and a response will be
provided if appropriate.

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ACPAmail, Australian Community Pharmacy Authority

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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